at (one's) own game

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at (one's) own game

Using another person's strengths, techniques, or tactics against him or her. 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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AN entrepreneur has beaten the Chinese at their own game - by bringing the medal-making trade back to Birmingham.
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Summary: Martin Johnson has revealed England will take Italy on at their own game during 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.
We will not beat them at their own game, that's for sure.
ALBION boss Tony Mowbray believes Owen Coyle's Burnley side will try to beat Albion at their own game when they visit The Hawthorns tomorrow.
The Mariners did all their damage in a five-run fifth, beating the Angels at their own game - with a persistent, unrelenting attack.
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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.
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Craig Brown last night revealed how he beat Austria's German-based players at their own game.
Kevin Lewis and Andrew Tay, subjects of the best-selling book, "Bringing Down the House," who will discuss how they, as college students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, combine an analytic approach to blackjack with some creative tactics to beat the casinos at their own game.
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