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Verb: make the grade
  1. [N. Amer] Go successfully through a test or a selection process
    - pass, make it
     
  2. (informal) be at the required standard; be good enough; pass inspection
    "Colorado voting machines don't make the grade";
    - pass muster, cut the mustard

Derived forms: making the grade

Type of: bring home the bacon, come through, deliver the goods, succeed, win