meet one's match

Definition of meet one's match

  1. :  to be opposed by someone as good as one is and who could defeat one She knew after the first game that she had met her match.

Word by Word Definitions

meetplay
  1. :  to come into the presence of :  find

    :  to come together with especially at a particular time or place

    :  to come into contact or conjunction with :  join

  1. :  the act of assembling for a hunt or for competitive sports

    :  a competition in which individuals match skills

  1. :  precisely adapted to a particular situation, need, or circumstance :  very proper

matchplay
  1. :  a person or thing equal or similar to another

    :  one able to cope with another

    :  an exact counterpart

  1. :  to encounter successfully as an antagonist

    :  to set in competition or opposition

    :  to provide with a worthy competitor

  1. :  a chemically prepared wick or cord formerly used in firing firearms or powder

    :  a short slender piece of flammable material (such as wood) tipped with a combustible mixture that bursts into flame when slightly heated through friction (as by being scratched against a rough surface)


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