up to snuff
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Related to up to snuff: up to par, not up to snuff
up to snuff
As good as what was expected, required, or demanded; satisfactory or adequate. A: "How's your dinner?" B: "It's up to snuff with this place's usual standard." It's nice to see that Jenny's work is up to snuff again lately.
up to snuffand up to scratch
Fig. as good as is required; meeting the minimum requirements. Sorry, Tom. Your performance isn't up to snuff. You'll have to improve or find another job. My paper wasn't up to scratch, so I got an F.
up to snuffBRITISH, OLD-FASHIONED
If something or someone is up to snuff, they are as good as they should be or as they normally are. The technology in these companies simply isn't up to snuff. Note: You can also say that you bring or get someone or something up to snuff or that someone or something comes up to snuff. The hamburgers didn't come up to snuff.
up to snuff1 up to the required standard. 2 in good health. informal
up to ˈsnuff(informal) of the required standard or quality; in good health: Many people believe that the new senator is not up to snuff politically. ♢ I haven’t felt up to snuff for several weeks.
up to snuffverb
See up to scratch
up to snuffInformal
1. Normal in health.
2. Up to standard; adequate.