raise the bar

raise the bar

To raise the standards of quality that are expected of or required for something. Since higher education became available to a greater number of people, businesses have increasingly been raising the bar for entry-level employees.
See also: bar, raise

raise the bar

Fig. to make a task a little more difficult. (As with raising the bar in high jumping or pole vaulting.) Just as I was getting accustomed to my job, the manager raised the bar and I had to perform even better.
See also: bar, raise
References in classic literature ?
There was no slit through which a knife could be passed to raise the bar. Then with his lens he tested the hinges, but they were of solid iron, built firmly into the massive masonry.
For hours they labored upon that mighty work of defence, and it was late at night ere they made a little opening large enough to admit a hand and arm, but the first one intruded within the room to raise the bars was drawn quickly back with a howl of pain from its owner.
XTS Guard 7 meets the National Security Agency's (NSA) recently released National Cross Domain Solution 'Raise the Bar' design and implementation requirements for filtering, sanitizing, and decomposing data.
With 18,103 A*s and As in 2019 O and A Level exams, Beaconhouse students keep the long-standing legacy of excellence alive and continue to raise the bar each year!
Still the analyst believes investors will prefer the trade-off of profits for growth and he likes how the company "continues to raise the bar in online retail." Amazon remains one of his top picks with an Overweight rating.
Now, we are planning to update and raise the bar of accreditation requirements for audit firms providing services to the regulated businesses.'
Bulacan airport to raise the bar on unsolicited proposals !-- -- Czeriza Valencia (The Philippine Star) - December 25, 2018 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines The approval of the Bulacan International Airport without government guarantee would raise the standards for viable public-private partnership (PPP) projects, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said.
'Exceeding the flying aspirations our guests, and giving back to the society in which we operate are part of our secrets of success having flown for 10 years in Nigeria, and this award is a motivation for us to continue to raise the bar of our operational efficiency, safety and service delivery.'
The Wright women are co-founders of Raise the Bar Designs.
. @HHShkMohd , accompanied by @HamdanMohammed and Maktoum bin Mohammed inspects the facilities and procedures at #Dubai Int'l Airport and directs officials to raise the bar in welcoming travellers & simplifying procedures.-- Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) July 22, 2018
Students from GEMS CBSE curriculum schools in the UAE have scored outstanding results in the 2018 board exams for Grade 12 as they continue to raise the bar of academic excellence.
He walked away from the struggling First Division club yesterday claiming his efforts to 'raise the bar' fell on deaf ears.
A NEW Teesside recruitment firm is challenging its rivals to "raise the bar" by putting its money where its mouth is and asking for payment only after a six-month trial period.
Matthew Smith is the camp communications and strategy director at Longacre in Pennsylvania, and cohort leader (along with Scott Brody, owner/director of Camps Kenwood and Evergreen in New Hampshire, and Ariella Rogge, a director at Sanborn Western Camps in Colorado) of the American Camp Association's Raise the Bar initiative to discover and articulate how the ACA camp community is participating in the transformation of young people, including educational approaches that facilitate the positive development of young people through comprehensive, whole-child collaborations and a focus on outcomes.
PARKSIE CHALLENGE BOBBY BARR couldn't raise the bar for Gordon Parks last week so he is PS725 down to PS50 stakes in his challenge.