as in : "He was so tall, my eyes were level with his COLON. "
A tall man wearing a beret, a mouth and a goatee.
|( を ) たか＊める||
I raise up (my voice); I refine or enhance something.
|( が ) たか＊まる||
to be raised (in status, popularity. . .expectations are also raised)
to aim too high, to be over-ambitious.