equal to the occasion

equal to the occasion

Having the necessary ability, talent, qualities, or capability to handle or accomplish a given role or situation. The young soldier proved equal to the occasion and saved his platoon from an enemy ambush. We need a manager who can lead project initiatives and efficiently direct employees—do you think you're equal to the occasion?
See also: equal, occasion
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Then it dawned on me that I had survived my first big test and had found my temperament equal to the occasion.
The Whitnash star was equal to the occasion, however, and with a bang-ontarget runner fired the jack into the ditch to pick up a match-winning four shots to increase their advantage to 20-13.
The people who have come to know him during his brief tenure as Rite Aid CEO believe he will be more than equal to the occasion.
In 2009, "we should be provided with facilities and Parliament should furnish a set equal to the occasion," noted the journalist.
The day finished with the two finals, in the novice Fold Surprise (Perks Presteigne) proved equal to the occasion when he stormed to the front on the final lap so earning his transfer up into the grade B with Miss Bogart (Harries Merthyr) second and Inshallah (Evans Newcastle Emlyn) third.
It would appear they have decided that they cannot find words equal to the occasion.
Taylor, had to prove himself equal to the occasion after only six minutes when Alessandro Del Piero snapped into action on a surge down the left, whipping in a curling 20-yard shot which was just as smartly pushed behind for a corner.
It is the band's first tour for five years and the space-age set was equal to the occasion.
The journalist, however, was equal to the occasion, Dodds recounted, replying to the athlete, "It looks like a penis, only smaller.
It matters not whether the solitary voyager is man or woman; nature, having endowed them equally, leaves them to their own skill and judgment in the hour of danger, and, if not equal to the occasion, alike they perish.
The Desborough skip was equal to the occasion, however, and he won the game when his brilliant trail shot moved the jack to the back of the head to count two shots and leave Taylor no chance of scoring with his last delivery.
Last April when Rein was confronted with a personnel situation in the purchasing department that required immediate action, he proved equal to the occasion, heading off an incident that could have gotten out of hand.
Ashby was equal to the occasion, however, and with an accurate runner clipped out the opposing counter to leave the Bears with a couple of shots and a 127-124 victory.
John Cheese insists: "Members are equal to the occasion and rehearsals are progressing very well.
When the Birmingham skip stepped up to deliver her last bowl of a tense concluding exchange she was one shot down but was equal to the occasion to clip the jack back to one of her own bowls to hold shot and game.