at (one's) own game

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at (one's) own game

Using another person's strengths, techniques, or tactics against them. Typically used in the phrase "beat (one) at (one's) own game." This team relies on their defense, so let's beat them at their own game and deny them any opportunity to score. I did start that rumor about Tiffany because she's always gossiping about me—it was time to beat her at her own game.
See also: game, own
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We can do it, beat Singapore at their own game. Singapore also use many of our people what...
AN entrepreneur has beaten the Chinese at their own game - by bringing the medal-making trade back to Birmingham.
Doggy Styling Channel 4, 9pm This eye-opening documentary follows the fortunes of Su Eld-Weaver, who's going to America to beat its dog-groomers at their own game. In the UK, the profession is still in its infancy, although it's growing up fast; by contrast, it's a fully fledged industry in the States - so much so that each year, Hershey in Pennsylvania hosts what has become known as the Olympics of competitive grooming.
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ARSENAL beat "the best side in football's history" at their own game, according to Cesc Fabregas andRobin van Persie.
NEDUM ONUOHA has warned that Sunderland must not try to take Blackburn Rovers on at their own game next week.
Martin Johnson has revealed England are preparing to take Italy on at their own game after he announced a forward-dominated bench for Sunday's Six Nations clash at the Stadio Flaminio.
The bottom line is, Arsenal have a higher calibre of player - and when you see teams like Man United try to play them at their own game and lose, it should tell you something.
I LOVED the irony of Martin O'Neill's lump-it-long and set-piece merchants being beaten at their own game by Stoke.
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Some of Lasn's fellow activists are less than sanguine about the shift from a strategy of opposing corporations to one of beating them at their own game. Among the skeptics is Naomi Klein, author of the anti-corporate bible No Logo.
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Craig Brown last night revealed how he beat Austria's German-based players at their own game.
"We will not beat them at their own game, that's for sure.