Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: raise the bar

  1. #1
    Ju is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Hong Kong
      • Current Location:
      • Hong Kong
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    1,332
    Post Thanks / Like

    Red face raise the bar

    ***It is time to raise the bar for healthcare, fitness and to empower people to take care of their bodies.***

    What does it mean of 'raise the bar' ?

    Thanks.

  2. #2
    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    19,448
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: raise the bar

    In this context it seems to mean to remove a [metaphorical] barrier so that the patients can decide for themselves what they want from health care systems.

    However, properly the term "raise the bar" means to change the expected standards of excellence upwards by increasing the required targets, and comes from athletics where bars are raised in jumping events after each round.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    557
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: raise the bar

    In the sentence quoted, I think the sense is that the standard of excellence for health care will be raised when preventive care is the norm and patients are expected to be motivated to take action to improve their own health.

Similar Threads

  1. Raise...
    By Volcano1985 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 19-Dec-2006, 21:28
  2. Rise & Raise?
    By ESL-lover in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 26-Oct-2005, 22:59
  3. raise the bar?
    By Eway in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 28-Oct-2004, 09:06
  4. feed and raise
    By jiang in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 24-May-2004, 12:07
  5. rise or raise
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 27-Mar-2004, 19:15

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •