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rise to the occasion

Fig. to meet the challenge of an event; to try extra hard to do a task. John was able to rise to the occasion and make the conference a success. It was a big challenge, but he rose to the occasion.
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rise to the occasion

to do what is needed at the time When a crisis hits, will you rise to the occasion? She needed some help, so I rose to the occasion and volunteered my services. Related vocabulary: rise to something
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rise to the occasion

to succeed in dealing with a difficult situation It's not easy to play your first match in front of a crowd that size but he certainly rose to the occasion.
See come back from the dead
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rise to the occasion

Show unexpected skill in dealing with a difficulty that arises, as in The leading man broke his leg in the first act but his understudy rose to the occasion and was rewarded with excellent reviews . [Mid-1800s]
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rise to the occasion

To find the ability to deal with an unexpected challenge.
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They'll rise to the occasion,'' he said of the new officers.
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