meet (someone's) expectations

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meet (someone's) expectations

To be as good as or have the qualities that someone predicted, expected, or hoped for. We'd heard so many good things about the new restaurant, but the food didn't meet our expectations at all. I'm so excited for the latest movie in the series—I hope it meets my expectations!
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The stock market is trading up on strong manufacturing data and a Department of Labor unemployment claims figure that met expectations.
While we would have preferred to maintain a presence in the California tire recycling market, our California subsidiary's performance had not met expectations, and therefore we felt it was in the company's best interest to divest the subsidiary," Lyle Jensen, GreenMan's president and CEO, says.
Porter and Steers (1973) defined met expectations as 'the discrepancy between what a person encounters on the job in the way of positive and negative experiences and what he expected to encounter' (p.
Percent Respondents Exceeded Expectations 16 Met Expectations 72 Failed to Meet Expectations 12 Note: Table made from bar graph Would you still use the company in the future?
Key findings included: (1) 63% of employers stated that the employee meets their expectations for knowledge related to job; (2) 27% said the employee exceeded expectations; (3) 1% said the employee did not meet expectations; (4) 81% of employers surveyed said the employee met expectations in application of occupational knowledge; (5) 31% said the employee exceeded expectations; and (6) 1% said the employee did not meet expectations.
The met expectations hypothesis suggests that confirmation of workers' pre-entry expectations concerning their jobs leads to higher levels of job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and lower levels of voluntary turnover (Porter & Steers, 1973; Wanous, 1992).