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RoseSpring

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What's the opposite of "meet one's expectations?"
 

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What's the opposite of "meet one's expectations?"

It's to "not meet one's expections" or to "fail to meet one's expectations"!

I went to a restaurant last night. Everyone else told me that it's a great restaurant but it didn't meet my expectations.

She went to see a film which was meant to be fantastic - it even won five Oscars - but if failed to meet her expectations.
 

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"to not" is not good English.
You should use "not to", as euncu did.

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"to not" is not good English.
You should use "not to", as euncu did.

Cheers!

That's why I didn't put the first "to" inside the quotation marks. When it's used in a sentence it would become, for example "didn't meet" (rather than "didn't to meet") so the "not" part is within the phrase. However, I take your point!

On sort of the same note, in that case, Euncu's would be "not to live up to", as opposed to "not to live up".
 
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