raise the bar

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raise the bar (third-person singular simple present raises the bar, present participle raising the bar, simple past and past participle raised the bar)

  1. (idiomatic) To raise standards or expectations, especially by creating something to a higher standard.
    Acme's new technology will raise the bar for the entire industry.
    Synonym: lift the bar
    Antonym: lower the bar

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