not up to snuff

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not up to snuff

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 snuff. I used to eat there all the time, but to be honest, their food hasn't been up to snuff recently.
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You would be astonished if the web site of multi-Stirling Prize winner practice, Wilkinson Eyre, wasn't up to snuff.
PITTSBURGH - Even though outfielder Todd Hollandsworth's last months of his Dodgers career weren't ideal - his role was unsettled and his performance wasn't up to snuff - he said he had mixed feelings about Monday's trade that sent him and a pair of minor-leaguers to Colorado for center fielder Tom Goodwin.
Another documentary denied airtime by PBS - Building Bombs, nominated for a 1990 Academy Award - was turned down by PBS because "it just wasn't up to snuff," said Lawson.