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Up to scratch

English Meaning 1

Good standard or quality / Acceptable quality / Good enough (used when we speak English)

English Example 1

“This report you gave me was not up to scratch, do it again please”

English Meaning 2

(same as Meaning 1)

English Example 2

“Look you’ve only got an hour left and this room it not looking good, get it up to scratch quickly please”
(Learn English tip: use ‘look’ at the beginning of a sentence to focus someone’s attention, like ‘listen’)



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