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The meaning of "step up to the mark"

" Step up to the mark "
Meaning:
Mark yourself ready to take responsibility.
Example:
If you really want to top job you need to step up to the mark and show the board what you are worth.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, 18th century.
Where is it used?:
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