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    Dear all,

    What is the meaning of "live up" here:

    [when he admitted having taken steroids during his time with the Rangers, he partly attributed it to the pressure of living up to his big-money deal.]

    I found that it means "to be up to sb's expectations, but that doesn't suit the context here.

    Thanks a lot.

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    There was a big sum ivolved in the deal, and so the expectation was he'd be worth the money or/and that he can make more money. He felt he had to be up to these expectations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyota View Post
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    There was a big sum ivolved in the deal, and so the expectation was he'd be worth the money or/and that he can make more money. He felt he had to be up to these expectations.
    The pressure of whether he deserves it or not?

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    The pressure of meeting the expectations I'd say. And the expectations probably were that he's worth the money they paid for him or/and that he's good enough to make even more money for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyota View Post
    The pressure of meeting the expectations I'd say. And the expectations probably were that he's worth the money they paid for him or/and that he's good enough to make even more money for them.
    I can't get that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyota View Post
    The pressure of meeting the expectations I'd say. And the expectations probably were that he's worth the money they paid for him or/and that he's good enough to make even more money for them.
    ...And in this case the expectations are enormous. 'Rangers' presumably refers here to 'Glasgow Rangers' - whose fans are fanatically opposed to Galsgow Celtic (usually abbreviated to 'Celtic'. One player recently left Celtic and joined Rangers I think - I don't know the details, but oppsition was very violent at the time.

    An example of the fervour of these fans is that letter bombs were sent only this week to prominent supporters of Celtic. There's a match between them this weekend; it's traditionally called 'an Old Firm match' - everyone in Glasgow and throughout the footballing world knows that the 'Old Firm' are Celtic and Rangers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    ...And in this case the expectations are enormous. 'Rangers' presumably refers here to 'Glasgow Rangers' - whose fans are fanatically opposed to Galsgow Celtic (usually abbreviated to 'Celtic'. One player recently left Celtic and joined Rangers I think - I don't know the details, but oppsition was very violent at the time.

    An example of the fervour of these fans is that letter bombs were sent only this week to prominent supporters of Celtic. There's a match between them this weekend; it's traditionally called 'an Old Firm match' - everyone in Glasgow and throughout the footballing world knows that the 'Old Firm' are Celtic and Rangers.

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    (In my defence, Celtic vs Rangers - greens vs blues, as it happens - are very much in the news hereabouts).

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