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Definition of "pass muster" [pass muster]

  • To meet or exceed a particular standard. (verb)
  • To adequately pass a formal or informal inspection. (verb)

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Use "pass muster" in a sentence
  • "Parts of it were evidently written when the theme stirred and moved the writer: others, again, when he was merely bent on reproducing scenes that lived in his singularly retentive memory, with needless minuteness of detail, and in any kind of couplet that might pass muster in respect of scansion and rhyme."
  • "Sir Robert, having a frugal mind, had acquired a statue of John Sobieski trampling on the Turk, which, judiciously altered, was made to pass muster so as to represent the Pensioner of Louis the Fourteenth and the Vendor of Dunkirk trampling on Oliver Cromwell."
  • "The idea that our immune systems are so barraged by an onslaught of viral hits and vaccines, so vulnerable to an environment dirty with mercury, TCE, dioxin, and a hundred other known autogens that it’s sparking an autoimmune crisis, doesn’t pass muster with everyone."