live up to (something)

"Living up to" something means meeting or matching an expectation that someone has. Here are a few things that something can "live up to":

live up to someone's expectations

live up to someone's standards

live up to a positive review

live up to one's potential

You can use it like this:

My parents set really high standards for me, and I haven't always lived up to them.

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