cut the mustard

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cut the mustard

  1. (idiom) If something cuts the mustard, it is good enough.
    My car is not new or fancy, but it cuts the mustard.
  2. (idiom) If something doesn't cuts the mustard, it is not good enough; it fails to meet expectations or standards; it is low or poor quality.
    My dad enjoys jogging, but he can't run long distances. He couldn't cut the mustard in a marathon.