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Racism tears down your insides so that no matter what you achieve, you're not quite up to snuff.
Alvin Ailey

Meaning of "up to snuff" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UP TO SNUFF

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WHAT DOES UP TO SNUFF MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of up to snuff in the English dictionary

The definition of up to snuff in the dictionary is in good health or in good condition. Other definition of up to snuff is not easily deceived.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UP TO SNUFF

up the ante
up the boohai
up the creek
up the duff
up the pole
up the spout
up to
up to a point
up to date
up to high doh
up to one´s ears
up to one´s eyes
up to one´s neck in
up to putty
up to scratch
up to speed
up to the elbows with
up to the minute
up top
up with

WORDS THAT END LIKE UP TO SNUFF

bluff
buff
cuff
dandruff
duff
fluff
foodstuff
hot stuff
huff
kid stuff
kids´ stuff
muff
puff
ruff
scuff
snuff
stuff
that´s the stuff
tuff
woodruff

Synonyms and antonyms of up to snuff in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «up to snuff» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UP TO SNUFF

Find out the translation of up to snuff to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of up to snuff from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «up to snuff» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

及格
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

hasta el tabaco
570 millions of speakers

English

up to snuff
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नास करने
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حتى مات
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

на должном уровне
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

rapé
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্ফীত পর্যন্ত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

à la hauteur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sehingga tembakau
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

bis zu Schnupftabak
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

嗅ぎタバコまで
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

스너프 까지
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nganti snuff
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lên đến snuff
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நறுமணம் வரை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

धूर्त पर्यंत
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Nefes kesmek kadar
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fino al tabacco da fiuto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

do tabaki
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

на належному рівні
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

până la prizat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μέχρι τον ταμπάκο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

tot snuif
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

upp till snus
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

opp til snus
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of up to snuff

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UP TO SNUFF»

The term «up to snuff» is very widely used and occupies the 13.727 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about up to snuff

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QUOTES WITH «UP TO SNUFF»

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Alvin Ailey
Racism tears down your insides so that no matter what you achieve, you're not quite up to snuff.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UP TO SNUFF»

Discover the use of up to snuff in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to up to snuff and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Referee, Staying Up to Snuff
Chapter 21: Getting Up to Snuff Football was not necessarily my favorite, but I suppose if I were to have one, this would be it. Football involves a lot more participants on the field (i.e., coaches, players, and game officials). For this reason, one ...
Chuck Wenstrom, 2009
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Snuff
Told from the perspectives of Mr. 72, Mr. 137, Mr. 600, and Sheila, the talent wrangler who must keep it all under control, Snuff is a dark, wild, and lethally funny novel that brings the presence of pornography in contemporary life into ...
Chuck Palahniuk, 2008
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The Comic Latin Grammar: A New and Facetious Introduction to ...
Imperitus rerum : Unacquainted with the world, i.e. Not ' up to snuff.' Much controversy has been wasted in attempts to determine the origin of the phrase " up to snuff." Some have contended that it was suggested by the well-known quality ...
Percival Leigh, 1840
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Snuff: (Discworld Novel 39)
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a policeman taking a holiday would barely have had time to open his suitcase before he finds his first corpse.
Terry Pratchett, 2011
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Don't Mind If I Do
The Snuff King wasn't up to snuff, and the other plantation types who had worshipped her when she had held court at the Cotton Carnival simply didn't measure up to her beau ideal of adolescent perfection that she had somehow never gotten ...
George Hamilton, William Stadiem, 2008
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If Truth Be Told, They Were Indeed........."the Noble ...
If acquaintances in a social setting were not “up to snuff,” they were simply politely avoided. And by not “up to snuff,” generally meant, not pleasantly conversational, not attractive in appearance or manner or just lacking in minimal social graces ...
Jack Bober, 2011
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Private Mail: Letters to Emily
The grocery store was fine, Mr. Bogno always did good renovations there and kept everything all modern and clean and up to snuff, for insurance purposes and health rules, but the apartment upstairs was another story, and since it was always ...
Paul Lefebvre, 2005
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Breaking Stones: A Rollercoaster Ride from the Stone Age to ...
... because of my age, they put me into grade six. Regardless, school bored me to death. I hated it at the time, thinking it was a big waste. I was much more interested in trying to make money. My language skills were still not nearly up to snuff.
Herman Alves, 2011
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Too Young to Kill
Describes how troubled sixteen-year-old Adrianne Reynolds became trapped in a web of jealousy and domination and was murdered and dismembered by her own supposed best friends.
M. William Phelps, 2011
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Turning Learning Right Side Up: Putting Education Back on Track
One aspect of explaining something is getting yourself up to snuff on whatever it is that you are trying to explain.I can't very well explain to you how Newton accounted for planetary motion if I haven't boned up on my Newtonian mechanics first.
Russell L. Ackoff, Daniel Greenberg, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UP TO SNUFF»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term up to snuff is used in the context of the following news items.
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Firefighters' training is up to snuff
Firefighters' training is up to snuff ... Firefighters' training is up to snuff Training programs for Guam firefighters meet the same ... Firefighters' training is up to snuff. «Pacific Daily News, Jun 15»
2
Champlain Bridge work not up to snuff: Firm will either be fined or …
DJL Construction did not meet quality standards on its work to remove old concrete and pour new concrete on one of the posts holding up the bridge. The work ... «Montreal Gazette, Jun 15»
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Letter: Oakwood Cemetery grounds were not up to snuff
Letter: Oakwood Cemetery grounds were not up to snuff. Published: Friday, May 29, 2015 12:25 a.m. CDT. To the Editor: Related Links. Letter: Make Sundays ... «DeKalb Daily Chronicle, May 15»
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Amen Corner: Now That Spring's Here, Get Your Grip Up to Snuff
The anatomical “snuff box” is the triangular deepening created between the scaphoid and trapezium carpal bones connecting your wrist to your hand. In English ... «Valley News, Apr 15»
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Watch out: Smart city defenses are not up to snuff
As technology becomes easier to leverage and greater connectivity allows for greater efficiency, more cities across the world are opting for “smarter” options. «GCN.com, Apr 15»
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Consumers Say Mobile Bill Pay Not Up To Snuff
Consumers Say Mobile Bill Pay Not Up To Snuff. mobile deposit. pymnts_p. By pymnts @pymnts. What's Next In Payments®. 6:15 AM EDT March 26th, 2015. «PYMNTS.com, Mar 15»
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Police dogs prove their sniffers are up to snuff
Coppell Officer Robert Kubicek and his police dog Maxio go through a test during the U.S. Police Canine Association's Region 25 certification trials Tuesday at ... «Denton Record Chronicle, Mar 15»
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"Copenhagen" is Up to Snuff
Jason M. Spitzer, Gregory Alexander and Mary Buchignani portray real life characters in the afterlife at the center of a debate concerning memory, science and ... «Memphis Flyer, Feb 15»
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Report: CA Cap-and-Trade Program Is Up to Snuff
Note: The original post has been edited slightly to clear up a misconception. Companies subject to the emissions cap cannot pay for the right to exceed the cap. «Streetsblog Los Angeles, Jan 15»
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Joan Rivers -- Yorkville Clinic No Longer Up to Snuff for the Federal …
0112-joan-rivers-yorkville-tmz-01 Joan Rivers' throat clinic just got a huge slap on the wrist after a federal investigation -- and now a ton of patients will have to ... «TMZ.com, Jan 15»

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