Definition of live up to phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

live up to

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs
to do as well as or be as good as other people expect you to He failed to live up to his parents' expectations. The team called ‘The No-Hopers’ certainly lived up to its name.
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