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rise to the challenge

To discover or utilize the strength, determination, or skill necessary to accomplish some difficult task successfully. I know that you're nervous about taking on such a senior role in the company, but I'm totally confident that you'll rise to the challenge. The odds were against them, but the home team rose to the challenge and managed to win the championship.
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rise to the challenge

Fig. to accept a challenge. (Usually in reference to success with the challenge.) You can depend on Kelly to rise to the challenge. We were not able to rise to the challenge and we lost the contract.
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rise to the ocˈcasion/ˈchallenge

do something successfully in a difficult situation, emergency, etc: When the lead singer became ill, Cathy had to take her place. Everyone thought she rose to the occasion magnificently.This company must be prepared to rise to the challenge of a rapidly changing market.
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Richard and Junea Lowe said: "Jordan is a healthy and active boy with all the spirit of life and always rises to the challenge of something new.
Narrator James rises to the challenge, making this an auditory delight.
But Margo Jefferson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times critic, rises to the challenge in her new book, ON MICHAEL JACKSON (Pantheon, $20).
But he rises to the challenge and tries to do an even more spectacular job," says Ira Hall, vice president of alliance management at Texaco and vice president-elect of the Executive Leadership Council, a network of senior-level black corporate executives of which Chenault is a member.
Yet another example of a triple threat, Gabrielle rises to the challenge of singing and acting as well as dancing in the fifteen-minute dream ballet, convincingly performed by the actors instead of by dancers substituting for them.
Lurie, who was nominated for a Grammy for his Get Shorty sound track, rises to the challenge of accompanying visuals in a way that produces extraordinarily original music as dramatically variable as life itself.
Alisa Klaus rises to the challenge in this timely, well-written study whose subtext is the need for better family policies in Western democracies today.
Van Mander has been the subject of some excellent work -- most notably by Hessel Miedema -- and Walter Melion's serious and sensitive study rises to the challenge of that standard.
She rises to the challenge, proving to her great-grandfather that she is indeed worthy of being heir to the title of chief.