Were no match for - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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be no match for
To be deemed inferior or powerless in comparison to a certain person or thing. They've only won twice this season, so of course they're no match for their championship-caliber opponent. Yes, the house is filthy, but don't worry—it's no match for my cleaning service.
be no ˈmatch for somebody/something not be as good, etc. as somebody/something; not be able to compete successfully against somebody/something: He’s no match for Woods. Woods is much the better player. ♢ We are no match for the Japanese when it comes to making cameras.