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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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In my day job the only type of Salsa I know about is the one in my recipes so I am looking forward to rising to the challenge, bring it on!" The 13th series of BBC's Strictly starts in September and Harriott will join presenter and journalist Jeremy Vine, who was revealed as the first contestant on Monday.
South Asia; rising to the challenge of globalization.
"Rising to the Challenge: Meaningful Assessment of Student Learning" was envisioned in response to a 2007 request for proposals from the U.S.
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Thanks to Royal Mail rising to the challenge of incorrectly addressed post, as it does so well.
IT'S GOOD to see Craig Bellamy (below) rising to the challenge of trying to get a game ahead of seven other strikers at Eastlands.
The Koresh dancers are pulled along by the excitement of rising to the challenge. This excitement also spills over into the school, which now offers dozens of classes from lap to hip hop, and from Koresh's modern jazz to ballet.
I want to thank and congratulate him for rising to the challenge.
Voting delayed to allow December's competitions to be taken into account and at least two contenders rising to the challenge of a final catching of the voters' eye.
This is not really rising to the challenge of finding solutions that do not instead contribute to proliferation.
Rising to the challenge, a motley crew of filmmakers and their lovers, professors and friends all showed up to see a nice collection of films from the CFMDC collection.
But that doesn't mean we shouldn't keep rising to the challenge.
But Denise is rising to the challenge. After changing into her glad rags in the toilet at Waterstone's Kensington branch, she'll jump onto a taxi bike to get her to the London Arena on time.