rise to the challenge

rise to the challenge

Fig. to accept a challenge. (Usually in reference to success with the challenge.) You can depend on Kelly to rise to the challenge. We were not able to rise to the challenge and we lost the contract.
See also: challenge, rise
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I guess when we needed someone to rise to the challenge of Kevin Doyle he did that.
BLUNDER keeper Thomas Sorensen has been warned by Tony Pulis he must rise to the challenge of hanging on to the No.
Thafs why I would encourage anyone looking for a challenge to sign up for one of Marie Curie Cancer Care's wonderful Rise to the Challenge events.
But the late loon, younger and weaker than its brethren, has less time to rise to the challenge.
I continue to hope that Democrats and restless Republicans will rise to the challenge and remove Bush from office.
Now that medical ethics has expanded its horizons to become 21st century health care ethics, the ethics committee should again rise to the challenge by making itself into an even more visible, valuable available resource.
JLLOYD Samuel has backed rookie central defenders Liam Ridgewell and Gary Cahill to rise to the challenge if they are paired together against Portsmouth.
However, tired physicians may rise to the challenge of providing competent medical care, she says, and passing duties among physicians on short shifts creates its own risks to patients.
Herta's Andretti Green Racing teammate Dan Wheldon, who won the IRL season opener at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida, says his team is under some unusual pressure, but he is confident that it will rise to the challenge.
But he and his friends are also highly inventive, talented and devious enough to rise to the challenge.
They are a top-flight group that I know will rise to the challenge and exceed all of our expectations for this unique project," said James Gill, Chairman of the Hugh L.
The subtitle is misleading: Worpole's book is concerned less about architecture than with meaning in landscapes and with problems of commemoration after Modernism failed to rise to the challenge (and indeed, for the most part, ignored it).
But e-mail wasn't designed for this, and both vendors and end users need to rise to the challenge of creating software or methods that are better suited for personal KM needs.
This is an opportunity to see them rise to the challenge.
But there's a troupe of teenagers in Brooklyn who rise to the challenge, aided by the choreographers and their companies.