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
References in classic literature ?
"They have Journeyed far, sire, but they have never yet found their match."
Cybercriminals may have found their match in a state-of-the-art statewide computer lab recently opened in Columbia, S.C., to handle the forensic examination of all evidence collected during investigations of computer crime.
All-conquering Wolverhampton finally found their match in table tennis's national women's league team competition at the North Solihull Sports Centre, Chelmsley Wood - and lost the chance of a record 14th successive win in the JM Rose Bowl.
"But you can't forget how dif ficult Israel (0-1) and Macedonia (0-1) found their matches in Estonia.