beat (one) at (one's) own game

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beat (one) at (one's) own game

To defeat or triumph over someone by using their own strengths, techniques, or tactics to one's own advantage. He thinks that, because he's so much bigger than me, I won't want to fight with my fists, but I'm so quick that I'll be able to beat him at his own game. The senator keeps saying her policies are the will of the people, but if we can get an accurate poll of her constituency, we can beat her at her own game.
See also: beat, game, own
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I hope it is not too late for Birmingham City Council to think up some innovative ways of the subsidy needed - are we so much poorer and badly led than those cities who will beat us at our own game.
Irish Mirror Comment: Page 10 -y e t-e Shamrockin' day out at races By ALANA FEARON THE English almost beat us at our own game as they came out fighting in green for St Patrick's Thursday.
We let them beat us at our own game," Hairston said.
The Japanese learned how to match us in terms of quality and then overtook us to beat us at our own game.
In a carnival atmosphere similar to Goodison last Saturday, yesterday's defeat at 10-man Bolton was entirely deserved against a team who beat us at our own game with superior energy and workrate.
However, they did turn us over and, as another supporter observed afterwards: 'They beat us at our own game.
It doesn't matter whether they are being subsidized or are selling at their cost or below--the fact is they are starting to beat us at our own game.
Our company is purpose-built as a low cost operator and they will not beat us at our own game.