A few people live to be 100

mimi2

Senior Member
vietnam vietnamese
Hi,
"A few people live to be 100."
Does it mean that "A few people live up to 100."
Thanks.
 
  • Ume

    Banned
    Japanese
    Do "live to be 100" and "live up to 100" really mean the same thing?
    live up to something
    if something or someone lives up to a particular standard or promise, they do as well as they were expected to, do what they promised etc:
    The bank is insolvent and will be unable to live up to its obligations.
    The film has certainly lived up to my expectations.
    Doesn't "Very few people live to be 100" sound better?
     
    Last edited:
    < Previous | Next >
    Top