meet (one's) match

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meet (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 met 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 meet their match in college.
See also: match, meet

meet one's match

Fig. to meet one's equal; to encounter someone who can match or outdo one in some activity, talent, etc. John played tennis with Bill yesterday, and it looks as if John has finally met his match. Listen to Jane and Mary argue. I always thought that Jane was loud, but she has finally met her match.
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meet one's match

Encounter someone equal in ability to oneself, as in The chess champion was about to meet his match in a computer. This expression originated about 1300 as find one's match, but the alliterative meet was being used by the mid-1500s and has survived.
See also: match, meet

meet your match

COMMON If you meet your match, you find that you are competing or fighting with someone who is as good as you or is better than you. The United manager, Alex Ferguson, admitted that his team had met their match in Chelsea. The boxer's bruised and bloodied face showed he had met his match in Lewis.
See also: match, meet

meet your match

encounter your equal in strength or ability.
See also: match, meet

find/meet your ˈmatch (in somebody)

meet somebody who is as good at doing something as you are, and perhaps better: He thought he could beat anyone, but he’s finally found his match.As a saleswoman, she’s met her match in Lorna.
See also: find, match, meet
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It looked like Corrie's Tracy Barlow had met her match last Wednesday.
However, there she met her match in the form of Japan's Mayu Hamada, suffering sudden-death golden point agony in similar fashion to the last World Championships in South Korea.
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But she met her match in Yanina Wickmayer, an 18-year-old Belgian who is hoping to fill the void created by the retirement of Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters and was beaten 6-4 6-3.
But Gail finally met her match with son David - and ended up at the bottom of the stairs.
IT LOOKS like Victoria Beckham has met her match when it comes to the WAGs (Wives and girlfriends of world cup players).
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But the big-serving British number one met her match in 24-year-old qualifier Milagros Sequera, from Venezuela, who followed up her first-round defeat of veteran American Lisa Raymond with a 6-4 6-2 victory on centre court.
WACKY singer Bjork has finally met her match - her new boyfriend is even weirder than she is.
As good as Murphy was, she met her match in Santa Fe Christian's Brandi Cullato, who scored 36 points, 26 in the first half.
In the heats of the Corn Cuchulainn, the Andy Johnson-trained Ruby Willows met her match as young bitch Scaldy Spice beat her by eight lengths in 42.
She met her match in her siblings, who decided to have the five diamonds set in five separate rings, one for each of them.
DAME Helen Mirren met her match yesterday when she came face to face with a waxwork of herself.
EIGHTY-six-year-old Mary McGrath finally met her match yesterday when she walked up the aisle with her toy boy Martin Considine - who is just 83 years old.
ACID-tongued journalist Janet Street-Porter met her match yesterday when she came face to face with eight stubborn camels in the latest Bushtucker trial.