find (one's) match

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find (one's) match

To encounter one's equal or superior in ability, skill, etc., especially in a competitive setting. Stevenson used to be the dominant player on the tour, but it looks like she has finally found her match in the young newcomer. A lot of kids who are used to being the smartest student in school are a little shell-shocked when they find their match in college.
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A man who dared people to come out and fight on Tuesday afternoon found his match when authorities from the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) arrested him.
A two-year-old boy in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant has found his match after his parents launched a social media campaign.