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    Question Correct or not - "Meet up to their expecations"

    Hello,

    is "meet up to their expectations" correct usage?
    Adds Dusad, “The main challenge is the language. But once you meet up to their expectations, you can be assured of a fairly long-term relationship with the Japanese.”
    Indian people tend to use "check up", which I have been told is wrong.
    (For example - Can you check up if a room is available on that date?)

    So, I had a doubt if "meet up to ..." is correct.

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    Last edited by Olympian; 29-Dec-2008 at 07:38. Reason: Unexpected text got appended at the end of the post.

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    Default Re: Correct or not - "Meet up to their expecations"

    The usual phrase is 'live up to thier expectations'. You can 'check' if a hotel room is available.

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    Thumbs up Re: Correct or not - "Meet up to their expecations"

    Bhaisahab, thank you for your response.
    I understand 'live up to their expectations'. I think he might have wanted to use 'meet their expectations', but somehow mixed it with 'live up to ....'.
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