not up to the mark

not up to the mark

Not as good as what was expected, required, or demanded; not satisfactory or adequate. Jim, I know you've been going through a tough time since your wife passed, but these reports just aren't up to the mark. A: "How's your dinner?" B: "It's really not up to the mark with this place's usual standard."
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