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Classification: English – idiom-related

Spotted in the wild:

  • That means that when they see the test results and they find their local school is just not up to stuff, they can choose to send them to another area where they do well. (Legislative Assembly of Ontario, House Debate transcript, Oct 8, 2002)
  • One of the biggest of the flaws had to be the A.I. for the population that sometimes was just not up to stuff and would fail to properly fulfill their duties. (Express World, Apr. 12, 2003)
  • Maybe the Microsoft software isn’t quite up to stuff for the job yet and so they are using beta’s. (NewsForge forum, May 13, 2003)
| link | entered by Ben Zimmer, 2005/10/31 |

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