Idioms and Phrases

Cut the mustard

  1. Prepare spices out of mustard seeds
  2. To come up to expectations
  3. Making absurd expectations
  4. Very enthusiastic

Answer

It is a phrase of cut.

"Cut the mustard" means come up to expectations; reach the required standard.

For example: I didn't cut the mustard as a cricket player.

The correct option is B.