try a fall with

try a fall with (someone)

old-fashioned To spar, compete, contend with someone. She quickly proved to be an exceptionally talented wrestler, willing to try a fall with anyone from the surrounding areas. I was nervous about trying a fall with a renowned economist in the debate, but I think I did a pretty good job.
See also: fall, try
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try a fall with

contend with.
See also: fall, try
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