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Idioms

meet your match

This page is about the idiom 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

a. very nearly beat Marian

b. was easily beaten by Marian

c. looks a lot like Marian

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Contributor: Matt Errey