come up to scratch


come up to scratch
(not) come up to scratch British & Australian (not) be up to scratch - to not be of an acceptable standard or quality.

Under the new system, we will not continue to employ teachers whose work doesn't come up to scratch.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • come up to scratch — (figurative) 1. To reach an expected standard 2. To fulfil an obligation • • • Main Entry: ↑scratch …   Useful english dictionary

  • come up to scratch — meet the minimal requirements of an exam …   English contemporary dictionary

  • To come to the scratch — Come Come, v. i. [imp. {Came}; p. p. {Come}; p. pr & vb. n. {Coming}.] [OE. cumen, comen, AS. cuman; akin to OS.kuman, D. komen, OHG. queman, G. kommen, Icel. koma, Sw. komma, Dan. komme, Goth. giman, L. venire (gvenire), Gr. ? to go, Skr. gam.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • not come up to scratch — (not) come up to scratch British & Australian (not) be up to scratch to not be of an acceptable standard or quality. Under the new system, we will not continue to employ teachers whose work doesn t come up to scratch …   New idioms dictionary

  • Come — Come, v. i. [imp. {Came}; p. p. {Come}; p. pr & vb. n. {Coming}.] [OE. cumen, comen, AS. cuman; akin to OS.kuman, D. komen, OHG. queman, G. kommen, Icel. koma, Sw. komma, Dan. komme, Goth. giman, L. venire (gvenire), Gr. ? to go, Skr. gam.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Come — Come, v. i. [imp. {Came}; p. p. {Come}; p. pr & vb. n. {Coming}.] [OE. cumen, comen, AS. cuman; akin to OS.kuman, D. komen, OHG. queman, G. kommen, Icel. koma, Sw. komma, Dan. komme, Goth. giman, L. venire (gvenire), Gr. ? to go, Skr. gam.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scratch — /skrætʃ / (say skrach) verb (t) 1. to break or mark slightly by rubbing, scraping, or tearing with something sharp or rough. 2. to dig, scrape, or to tear (out, off, etc.) with the claws, the nails, etc. 3. to rub or scrape lightly with the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Scratch Or Stitch — Album par Melt Banana Sortie Novembre 1995 (CD) Mai 1996 (réédition en CD/LP) Enregistrement Juillet août 1995 Durée 31:13 Genre(s) Noise rock …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Scratch and sniff — technology generally refers to stationery that has been treated with a microfragrance coating. When scratched, the coating releases an odor that is normally related to an image being displayed under the coating. The technology has been used on a… …   Wikipedia

  • Scratch — Scratch, n. 1. A break in the surface of a thing made by scratching, or by rubbing with anything pointed or rough; a slight wound, mark, furrow, or incision. [1913 Webster] The coarse file . . . makes deep scratches in the work. Moxon. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English