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.
See also: find, match
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We found match tickets and we'll put in a copy of the order of service from Liam's funeral.
As the Record revealed yesterday, detectives also found match reports describing his appearances for Panmure rugby club in Dundee.
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.
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.