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to (one's) satisfaction

In a way that one likes, accepts, or approves of. I was really disappointed by the appetizer, but thankfully the main course was much more to my satisfaction. I knew that if I didn't complete the project to their satisfaction, I would be in danger of losing my job.
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to somebody’s satisˈfaction


1 if you do something to somebody’s satisfaction, they are pleased with it: The affair was settled to the complete satisfaction of the client.
2 if you prove something to somebody’s satisfaction, they believe or accept it: Can you demonstrate to our satisfaction that your story is true?
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