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cut the mustard

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcut the mustardcut the mustardinformalGOOD ENOUGH to be good enough to do something Other magazines have tried to copy ZAPP, but have never quite cut the mustard. mustard
Examples from the Corpus
cut the mustardIt was whispered, Patsy said, that he couldn't cut the mustard.That wouldn't cut the mustard without new technology.
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