cut the mustard

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an assessment or opinion as to one's ability to meet the requirements of the challenge, job, or situation at hand.
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It is with regret Winfield, but I can't hire you; your lack of experience with Celtrac vehicles would render your operation unsafe at this moment in time and we haven't sufficient time to train you.

Submitted by WerterBuch on September 05, 2015

Additional definitions for 'cut the mustard':

cut the mustardTo suffice; to be good or effective enough.
Cut the MustardTo comply with the requirements or handle a job in a perfect manner
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