[General] up to par

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vil

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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
 

emsr2d2

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Yes, we also say "up to scratch".
 
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