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szdaily -> Speak Shenzhen
Raise the bar 抬高标准
    2018-January-11  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

A: How are things doing in your department?

B: Great. After they hired several new professors this semester, the newcomers raised the bar for the others because of their superior teaching skills.

Note: The idiom means to “set a higher standard for other people to follow.” It is a sports analogy. In the high jump competition, the bar is raised after each jumper completes the jump, thereby making each jump more challenging. So when things are made more challenging in other fields of endeavor, the term has become a favored expression.

 

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