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    #1

    up to par

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    I haven’t been up to par lately and the Mater thinks I should take a sea trip, salt air and all that sort of things, you know.

    up to par = as it should be, in the appropriate manner

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regard,

    V

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    Re: up to par

    Yes, we also say "up to scratch".

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