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meet your match

Meaning: If you meet your match, you meet someone who can do as well as you, or better than you, in something that you're good at.

For example:

  • I think I've met my match at last. This new guy at the chess club nearly beat me yesterday.

  • I'm glad that someone has beaten Roger at tennis. It's about time he met his match.

Quick Quiz:

Marian is the best player on the golf team, but she may have met her match. A new girl played yesterday and she
  1. very nearly beat Marian
  2. was easily beaten by Marian
  3. looks a lot like Marian

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