match for

match for (someone, something, or an animal)

someone, something, or an animal that is the equal of someone, something, or some other animal, especially in a contest. My older brother is no match for me; he's much weaker. Your horse is no match for mine in a race. Mine will always win.
See also: match
References in classic literature ?
It would not be a great match for her; but if Henrietta liked him,"-- and Henrietta did seem to like him.
it would be a capital match for either of his sisters.
You know," said she, "I cannot think him at all a fit match for Henrietta; and considering the alliances which the Musgroves have made, she has no right to throw herself away.
It would not be a great match for Henrietta, but Charles has a very fair chance, through the Spicers, of getting something from the Bishop in the course of a year or two; and you will please to remember, that he is the eldest son; whenever my uncle dies, he steps into very pretty property.
Levin's conviction that it could not be was founded on the idea that in the eyes of her family he was a disadvantageous and worthless match for the charming Kitty, and that Kitty herself could not love him.
Dolokhov was a suitable and in some respects a brilliant match for the dowerless, orphan girl.
As they grew up, the father of Quiteria made up his mind to refuse Basilio his wonted freedom of access to the house, and to relieve himself of constant doubts and suspicions, he arranged a match for his daughter with the rich Camacho, as he did not approve of marrying her to Basilio, who had not so large a share of the gifts of fortune as of nature; for if the truth be told ungrudgingly, he is the most agile youth we know, a mighty thrower of the bar, a first-rate wrestler, and a great ball-player; he runs like a deer, and leaps better than a goat, bowls over the nine-pins as if by magic, sings like a lark, plays the guitar so as to make it speak, and, above all, handles a sword as well as the best.
I'd be a match for all noodles and all rogues," returned my sister, beginning to work herself into a mighty rage.
Collins's present circumstances made it a most eligible match for their daughter, to whom they could give little fortune; and his prospects of future wealth were exceedingly fair.
Nguyen-Amor's 6-0 win over Chatsworth's Andy Nelson clinched the match for Granada Hills at 3:30 p.
His only chance for a cure is to find a match for a bone-marrow transplant.
Preem Lysekil Women's Match for the Stena Bulk Trophy is organised by Sailnet Lysekil AB and Live Goteborg in cooperation with the yacht club Lysekils SS Gullmar (LSSG).
The Cullman family will participate in the transition of the day-to-day operations to Swedish Match for the remainder of the year.
The fluke point capped a frustrating match for Hanley, who missed four serves.
Then fingerprint records will be electronically compared against state and local Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS) and, if necessary, the FBI's database of 47 million records to try to determine a match for identification.