What does measure up mean?

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  1. (idiomatic) To meet expectations; to be as good as.
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Bekan is a pleasant pastoral countryside, as fine as you will fine the length and breadth of Ireland and its cattle and stock measure up.
Under that model, teachers, students, and schools are gauged by how their test scores measure up.
They create a shopping list of attributes they require and discard those who don't instantly measure up.
Once you've got a rough idea of where you want everything to go, measure up your tubing and cut yourself the correct lengths.
The 28-year-old fashion designer, decked out in classic mod style, says none of the other British music nights in town measure up.
Here we have a clear cut case of film trying to measure up to a literary work, or of an audience expecting to make such a comparison.

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