rise to the occasion/challenge

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Definition of rise to the occasion/challenge

: to make the special effort that is required to successfully deal with a difficult situation No one was sure if he could handle the pressure of making a speech, but he rose to the occasion and did an excellent job. When the company needed to increase its sales, its employees rose to the challenge.

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“Rise to the occasion/challenge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rise%20to%20the%20occasion%2Fchallenge. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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