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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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With a lack of substitutes each player rose to the challenge of a full game against youthful opponents.
However, Cleveland rose to the challenge in the last over, dismissing them just two runs short of the required score to claim the win.
And pupils from Morpeth Road Primary >School, which is located adjacent to the port's Bates Terminal, rose to the challenge. From nearly 100 entries port management were unanimous in the choice of Blyth Spirit, suggested by Shay Vinnerd, six.
"In some games we rose to the challenge, like in the World Cup we rose to the challenge of Australia and then probably let ourselves down with some errors against Wales in the quarter-final.
Birkenhead artist Graham Dean rose to the challenge after he heard a claim there were no good sports pictures.
The youngsters rose to the challenge and, after competing in 84 races, were in 24 finals - winning three golds, one silver and three bronze medals and recording 53 personal best times.
ATTEMPTS to flood the UK with millions of fake Viagra tablets proved a flop when border officials rose to the challenge, figures showed today.
They rose to the challenge I put to them last year."
Tamsyn Jones rose to the challenge beautifully, showing how plants and various soil microbes all need each other to produce a viable and healthy environment.
As Vice President of Finance, this is Patty's first foray into the world of Associations, Transportation, and Forums, but, she rose to the challenge in Memphis where she managed registration tasks with ease.
Luckily for Amarillo, Funk successfully rose to the challenge.
They rose to the challenge of change, providing valuable consultative and educational assistance with issues such as living wills, advance directives and hospice care.
And generally, especially last Saturday, they rose to the challenge."
A MAKESHIFT Edinburgh team rose to the challenge of boosting their Celtic League title hopes with a gutsy display at Arms Park.