rise to the occasion/challenge

Definition of rise to the occasion/challenge

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

riseplay
  1. :  to assume an upright position especially from lying, kneeling, or sitting

    :  to get up from sleep or from one's bed

    :  to return from death

  1. :  a spot higher than surrounding ground :  hilltop

    :  an upward slope

    :  an act of rising or a state of being risen: such as

occasionplay
  1. :  a favorable opportunity or circumstance

    :  a state of affairs that provides a ground or reason

    :  an occurrence or condition that brings something about

  1. :  bring about, cause

challengeplay
  1. :  to demand as due or deserved :  require

    :  to order to halt and prove identity

    :  to dispute especially as being unjust, invalid, or outmoded :  impugn

  1. :  a summons (see 1summons 2) that is often threatening, provocative, stimulating, or inciting

    :  a summons to a duel to answer an affront

    :  an invitation to compete in a sport


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