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    How will the Secretary General measure up to his new responsiblity?

    Does the 'how' here mean 'how good' or 'in what way'?

    Thanks!

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    Re: measure up

    Quote Originally Posted by lauraguan View Post
    How will the Secretary General measure up to his new responsiblity?

    Does the 'how' here mean 'how good' or 'in what way'?

    Thanks!

    Peter do you know the school administration has asked the Mathematics teacher to teach English ?

    Peter: Really! I don't know how the mathematics teacher would measure up his responsiblity to teach English.

    Just an imaginary dialogue using the expression "mesaure upto"


    I am neither a teacher nor an expert

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    Re: measure up

    Quote Originally Posted by lauraguan View Post
    How will the Secretary General measure up to his new responsiblity?

    Does the 'how' here mean 'how good' or 'in what way'?

    Thanks!
    It could mean either one, 'how well' (not "how good") or 'in what way/by doing what'.


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    Re: measure up

    Quote Originally Posted by lauraguan View Post
    How will the Secretary General measure up to his new responsiblity?

    Does the 'how' here mean 'how good' or 'in what way'?

    Thanks!
    Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press

    The question is:
    Is (s)he qualified to fulfil the responsibilities that weigh on his/her shoulder?

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