rival (someone or something) in (something)

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rival (someone or something) in (something)

To be comparable or approximately equal to someone or something in some trait, quality, ability, status, etc. In my eyes, no one rivals George Clooney in looks. After just a few short years, the plucky little startup now rivals global corporations in monthly revenue.
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rival someone in something

to have a quality or status that is comparable to that of someone else. I would say that Jane rivals Dave in the ability to find the essential elements of a problem and deal with them swiftly. No one rivals Ted in pitching a baseball.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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