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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";
    - cut it [informal], pass muster [informal], cut the mustard [informal]

Derived forms: making the grade

Type of: bring home the bacon [informal], come through, come up trumps [Brit, informal], deliver the goods, succeed, turn up trumps [Brit, informal], win