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meet one's match

Fig. to meet one's equal; to encounter someone who can match or outdo one in some activity, talent, etc. John played tennis with Bill yesterday, and it looks as if John has finally met his match. Listen to Jane and Mary argue. I always thought that Jane was loud, but she has finally met her match.
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meet your match

to find someone equal to you in some way Martina finally met her match on the tennis court today and lost, three sets to two.
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meet your match

to meet someone who is able to defeat you in an argument or a competition The world chess champion finally met his match when he was beaten by a computer.
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