raise the bar

raise the bar
raise the level, set a higher standard

If we raise the bar, students will try harder but more will fail.

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  • raise the bar — see ↑bar, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑raise * * * raise the ˈbar idiom to set a new, higher standard of quality or performance • The factory has raised the bar on productivity, food safety and quality. • …   Useful english dictionary

  • raise the bar — verb To raise standards or expectations, especially by creating something to a higher standard. Acmes new technology will raise the bar for the entire industry …   Wiktionary

  • raise the bar — phrasal to set a higher standard < new software that raises the bar for competitors > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • lower the bar — see ↑bar, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑lower * * * lower the ˈbar idiom to set a new, lower standard of quality or performance • In the current economic climate we may need to lower the bar on quotas. Opp …   Useful english dictionary

  • bar — bar1 [bär] n. [ME & OFr barre < ML barra, bar, barrier, prob. < Gaul * barros, the bushy end, akin to Ir bar, branch < IE * bhoros, cut wood < base * bher , to cut with a sharp tool] 1. any piece of wood, metal, etc. longer than it is …   English World dictionary

  • The Lance Krall Show — is a 30 minute comedy television show featuring sketches and on the street interaction starring Lance Krall, who gained recognition through his popular character Kip on The Joe Schmo Show . The Lance Krall Show aired on Spike TV Mondays at 11:05… …   Wikipedia

  • bar — I. /ba / (say bah) noun 1. a relatively long and evenly shaped piece of some solid substance, especially one of wood or metal used as a guard or obstruction, or for some mechanical purpose: the bars of a fence. 2. Athletics the cross piece of… …  

  • bar — 01. I can t afford to go to the [bar] tonight because I spent too much last week. 02. My favorite [bar] offers free appetizers, like chicken wings, on Friday nights. 03. Superman is able to bend a steel [bar] in half with his bare hands. 04. The… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • bar — I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English barre, from Anglo French, from Vulgar Latin *barra Date: 12th century 1. a. a straight piece (as of wood or metal) that is longer than it is wide and has any of various uses (as for a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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