step up to the plate

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Definition of step up to the plate

baseball
: to move into position next to home plate in order to bat often used figuratively in U.S. English He finally stepped up to the plate and asked her to marry him.If you want this promotion, you're going to have to step up to the plate and improve your work performance.

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“Step up to the plate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/step%20up%20to%20the%20plate. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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