have/take/get someone's measure

idiom

chiefly British
: to have or get a good understanding about what is needed to defeat or deal with (someone one is competing against)
She failed to take her opponent's measure.

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“Have/take/get someone's measure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%2Ftake%2Fget%20someone%27s%20measure. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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