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rise to the occasion

To increase one's effort in response to a challenging situation. If you're going to lead this team, you've got to rise to the occasion and start motivating them. It was a tough act to follow, but the band rose to the occasion and played the best set of their career.
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rise to the occasion

Fig. to meet the challenge of an event; to try extra hard to do a task. John was able to rise to the occasion and make the conference a success. It was a big challenge, but he rose to the occasion.
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rise to the occasion

Show unexpected skill in dealing with a difficulty that arises, as in The leading man broke his leg in the first act but his understudy rose to the occasion and was rewarded with excellent reviews . [Mid-1800s]
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rise to the occasion

perform better than usual in response to a special situation or event.
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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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rise to the occasion

To find the ability to deal with an unexpected challenge.
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The crowd of over 76,000 rose to the occasion and rang up a reading of 128.
At the Bowl, with dramatic lighting cues, an eerie backdrop that resembled a series of translucent sheets and sharply focused multicamera screens on each side of the house, Yorke and company - guitarist Ed O'Brien, bassist Colin Greenwood, drummer Phil Selway and guitarist Jonny Greenwood - rose to the occasion.
The Spartans (22-1-1) outshot Diamond Ranch 14-4 and had the better scoring opportunities, but Panthers goalkeeper Daniel Hentges rose to the occasion time and again.
Change in an organization is never easy - both the staff and ABM rose to the occasion.
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Brooktrout and Dialogic are fierce competitors in the voice and fax board field and they rose to the occasion to provide fascinating insights on the "move from voice and fax to Unified Messaging.
Smith rose to the occasion on Saturday night, gaining 147 yards on 20 carries and rushing for two touchdowns in a 40-14 victory over Glendale College in the Western State Conference opener for both teams.
Lukiewski added that the year was particularly challenging as a result of merger-related issues and Y2K, but commented, "The employees rose to the occasion by maintaining the focus on personalized service to the customers.
Rodriguez rose to the occasion, correctly answering four out of five questions.
He quite literally rose to the occasion, and did so with exceptional initiative and innovation.
Canyons' defense, its strength, rose to the occasion as well.
The people of Los Angeles owe a debt of gratitude to all those who rose to the occasion in this terrifying episode.