Phrases.net »

Phrases related to: challenge

Yee yee! We've found 50 phrases and idioms matching challenge.

rise to the challengeTo show resolve or effectiveness in dealing with a difficulty.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
a sideways approachThis agenda is to avoid a head to head confrontation, rather slide in with a 'sideways' move which may provide a smoother, elusive manner in approaching the challenge.Rate it:

(5.00 / 1 vote)
all hands on deck!Nautical call for all ships crew to come topside and man their usual station. Work challenge or approaching gale threatens safety of crew and vessel.Rate it:

(5.00 / 2 votes)
don't dilly-dally aroundDilly-Dally' Means To approach A Task Or Challenge With An Attitude Of Playfulness, Very Relaxed, Unimportant Viewpoint, 'Whatever? ? ? ?Rate it:

(5.00 / 1 vote)
try to top that one!When one excels often and in a high degree, there is naturally a strong feeling of achievement. The proud winner may chide and challenge his associates and peers.Rate it:

(5.00 / 1 vote)
go up againstTo challenge someone.Rate it:

(4.00 / 2 votes)
stand up againstTo defy or challenge someone.Rate it:

(4.00 / 4 votes)
belly up to the barTo commit oneself to a challenge or task; to accept a responsibility; to acknowledge a fact.Rate it:

(3.00 / 1 vote)
call outTo challenge.Rate it:

(3.00 / 1 vote)
take the bull by the hornsGrab-on, Grasp, Seize, wrestle, wrest an item, confront a situation, a challenge, a problem.Rate it:

(1.00 / 1 vote)
ansas dare ad reprehendum, reprehensionisto give occasion for blame; to challenge criticism.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
bring it onUsed to indicate one's willingness to accept a challenge, confront a threat, etc.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
bring onTo pose a challenge or threat; to attack; to compete aggressively.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
brush-up!A 'brush-up' is a thorough review, rehearsal, self-examination prior to submitting to job interviews, probings, investigations of any category in order to be proficient in the future demands of the hoped-for position, challenge or opportunity:Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
cakewalkSomething that is easy or simple, or that does not present a great challenge.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
call to accountTo challenge or contest; to hold answerable for.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
Call Your BluffTo challenge someone to prove his claim; to ask someone to complete a threatRate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
cat and mouseA relationship in which two parties closely monitor and challenge one another in a suspicious or self-protective manner, often because each party is attempting to gain an advantage over the other.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
chip on one's shoulderA form of challenge in the same spirit as a medieval knight throwing down his gauntlet.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
Climb the WallsNot be able to sustain pressure or inability to act right during frustration or a challengeRate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
close ranksto regroup forces, especially when this involves overlooking differences in order to face a challenge or adverse situation. Often implies making a show of unity, especially to the public.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
come to gripsseize the day! grasp the meaning, act upon the challenge, address the issue, issue stringent directives, take command, show 'em who's boss!Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
cut the mustardan assessment or opinion as to one's ability to meet the requirements of the challenge, job, or situation at hand.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
draw a line in the sandTo lay down a challenge; to provide a test of commitment (often one which carries a high risk) to a cause.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
fight offTo succeed in defeating a challenge, or an attack.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
fit the moldPossession of a variety of necessary and appropriate attributes and aptitudes can reveal an individual as fitting the mold for a specific difficult challenge.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
get up inTo best someone in a competition; to successfully challenge someone.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
give the lieto respond to an insult, accusation, or falsehood by saying the offender is lying, particularly in the context of provoking a challenge to a duelRate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
go the distanceTo have the endurance to see a difficult sustained challenge to its natural end without faltering.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
have a mountain to climbTo be faced with a difficult task or challenge.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
hold your head highStand erect, shoulders back, head high for actions taken over, up and beyond the ordinary response to the challenge.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
it's not for us to wonder why, it's for us to do or die!Ask no questions, ponder nothing, hold no reservations, withhold no loyalty; Simply fall-in, join forces, obey my orders, follow through and prepare to make the supreme sacrifice in this horrific challenge!Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
iudices reicere (Verr. 3. 11. 28)to challenge, reject jurymen.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
like drinking through a fire hoseUsed to express the challenge of assimilating a large amount of information quicklyRate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
more likeUsed to challenge another's use of a term, replacing it with something the speaker or writer considers more pertinent.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
povocare aliquem ad certamen singulareto challenge some one to single combat.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
put this one to bedWorking unceasingly on a challenge or problem. Spending oodles of time and money on a particular project.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
run for one's moneyA difficult challenge for the person indicated, especially one involving a competitive situation.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
run for the rosesA hard-fought competition or demanding challenge of any kind.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
step toTo challenge, confront or fight.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
step toTo meet a challenge or confront.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
take a run atTo attack or challenge or to try to attack or challenge.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
take a tiger by the tailLatch-on, accost, challenge, confront someone or something which is dangerous, threatening, vicious, harmful, explosive, oppressive, vindictive.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
take up the gauntletTo accept a challenge.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
tall orderA big job; a difficult challenge.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
throw down the gauntletTo issue a challenge.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
Throw Your Hat into the RingAn individual announcing his or her candidacy for the office elections; or to get you indulged into a challengeRate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
uphill battleA challenge with the odds of success stacked strongly against.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
who goes thereA sentry's challenge to an intruder.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
you're onUsed to indicate acceptance by the speaker of a proposal or challenge, especially a competitive one.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)

We need you!

Help us build the largest human-edited phrases collection on the web!