raise expectations

See: assure
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Adieu, my Anna--and if you do converse more with a certain person about, you know whom, let it be with discretion, or you may raise expectations she will not equal.
And while keen not to raise expectations too much, he said: "I think at the moment they are the best-performing team in the league.
Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen said that Collins "continues to raise expectations for our team defensively and is also a tremendous recruiter.
EDUCATION: CHILDREN should be given face-to-face career advice from the age of 12, as part of a bid to broaden young people's horizons and raise expectations about jobs, a he National Careers Council report says today.
GRAMMAR schools may be failing to challenge their more able pupils and should raise expectations at GCSE level, a report has suggested.
The figures suggest the manufacturing sector continues to enjoy strong growth even as broader economic activity remains subdued, and is likely to raise expectations that interest rates will have to rise.
Economists have said the figures are likely to raise expectations that the Bank of England will vote not to inject more stimulus into the economy today.
TRANSPORT Secretary Philip Hammond avoided meeting a campaigner fighting for the dualling of the A1 amidst official fears it would raise expectations of something actually happening.
He said: "It is wrong to raise expectations in desperate couples.
The victory will further raise expectations that they can repeat their Grand Slam tour of 2006.
The Webb Ellis Trophy holders enter the tournament as outsiders having fallen to sixth in the world rankings with their recent performances doing little to raise expectations.
But it's also going to raise expectations for us, and we need to go out and show we're worthy of playing there.