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    lower the bar

    Hello,

    This may be an overly general question but does "to lower the bar", when used in a figurative sense, mean the same as "to lower standards"?

    Many thanks,

    Diafana

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    Re: lower the bar

    Yes.

    John

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    Re: lower the bar

    Yes. Think of pole vaulting, where you have to clear a bar in order to succeed. If you lower the bar, the task is made easier, the expectations are lower.

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