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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'The data available to the Missing Persons Institute of Bosnia and Herzegovina suggest that some of the remains found match the identities of two out of six Bosniak men who were shot by members of the Scorpions paramilitary unit in Godinjske Bare [a village in the Trnovo municipality] in 1995,' the Institute said in a statement.
"We found match tickets and we'll put in a copy of the order of service from Liam's funeral.
It came three minutes from time from former Newcastle striker Demba Ba, who became the hero in a season where he has found match action limited.
As the Record revealed yesterday, detectives also found match reports describing his appearances for Panmure rugby club in Dundee.
Gary Charlton's double was not enough to save Consett No 1 WMC from a 3-2 home defeat to East Stanley WMC, who found match winners in two-goal Kirkland Johnson and Anthony High.
MICHAEL LINDOE'S double was in vain for Quebec Rangers as they went out ofthe CONSETT CHARITY CUP 3-2 at home to Hamsteels Inn, who found match winners in two-goal Alan Jepson and Simon Bourne.
Luke Carlyon and Barry Lindoe strikes failed to save Annfield Plain Demi as they lost 3-2 at home to Chopwell Hotel, who found match winners in two-goal Lee Fortunato and Irving Ruddick.
Witton Glibert WMC, despite efforts from Barry Allport and Ian Renwick, lost out by the odd goal to Consett Steel Club, who found match winners in Lee Garfoot, Johnny Golightly and Darren Bell.
He said all 17 DNA types found matched the profile ofof accused Sinclair.
Samala said the vehicle found matched with the car driven by Davantes prior to her disappearance.
The stones they found matched those in the temples, as reported in the Journal of Archaeological Science.
"The clothing we found matches what he was wearing when he was kidnapped, but we are still waiting for forensic dental records and DNA tests to confirm it," said Danelia Ferrera, an official at Honduras' attorney general's office.
I enjoyed this use of tone as well, which I found matched the content of the book perfectly.
coli found matches the strain of the bacteria that since the end of August has sickened 193 people in 26 states and Canada, and killed at least one elderly woman in Wisconsin.
In a millions-to-one chance both Gary and Lesley found matches for their bone marrow to help youngsters who were dying with the blood disorder.