Day 2022: Raise the bar

Let’s raise the bar in this blog today and look at two definitions of “raise the bar.”

raise the bar
To raise the standards of quality that are expected of or required for something. “Since higher education became available to a greater number of people, businesses have increasingly been raising the bar for entry-level employees.”
See also: bar, raise
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
raise the bar
Fig. to make a task a little more difficult. (As with raising the bar in high jumping or pole vaulting.) “Just as I was getting accustomed to my job, the manager raised the bar and I had to perform even better.”
See also: bar, raise
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Somebody raised the bar in my neighborhood with this:

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I agree that our nation could use some bar raising these days.

I shall now attempt to raise the blogging bar by sharing all my other photos from yesterday.

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I think that church sign raises the bar, don’t you?

Here‘s “Raise the Bar” by The High Strung:

 

I’m sure you’ll raise the bar in the comment section, below.

Thanks to all who raise the bar as best they can, including YOU.

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17 thoughts on “Day 2022: Raise the bar

  1. lifeinkarolingston

    I raise the bar then, and thank you for your today post 😊

  2. The bar was raised too high for me back in the days when we both suffering and struggling…….
    This Fence
    I am quickly nearing this fence.
    An obstacle of a lifetime I see.
    And from my side of this fence,
    The hurdle is too high for me.
    And on the other side of this fence,
    There seems nowhere to land or flee.
    I have arrived at this fence,
    Above the pickets, just grey sky.
    And on my side of this fence,
    The grass is brown and dry.
    On the other side of this fence,
    The grass is green, but still I cry.
    How am I to clear this fence,
    There seems nowhere to go, or get by.
    This fence, all built of stones,
    Breaks my spirit, and all my bones.

  3. Two signs you caught today have a high bar, Ann: Overlook the Harbor and Too Hot give me the desired message with great effect.

  4. RAISING THE BAR
    Origin: Late 19th or Early 20th Century, US or England (best guess). This expression comes from track and field games.-http://rollsoffthetongue.tumblr.com/post/78117122799/raising-the-bar-origin-late-19th-or-early-20th

  5. That sign pisses me off it should say ¨ good Charly sheapard¨, apart from that great photos

  6. Well, you must have been in someone’s fabulous garden! They have raised the bar. And what was that large building set in the marshes? A fine hotel for bird watchers? Loved the water pictures…

    • I was walking on a public sidewalk by the bay when I saw “raise the bar” etc. That large building is Seaport Condominiums in Marina Bay, south of Boston. Thanks for raising the bar with another lovely comment, Lisa.

  7. One of my favorite Mark Twain quotes is, “A man shouldn’t criticize others on grounds where he can’t stand perpendicular himself.” And I’m quite unsteady as it is so, while I’m always interested in raising my own bar, I try not to worry about anyone else’s.

  8. Don’t raise it too high as this short ass will not be able to step over it or reach the top but if I cannot reach the top I should be able to walk under it which would be easy because I am so lazy

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