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English definition of “play sb at their own game”

play sb at their own game

UK
to try to get an advantage over someone by using the same methods as they use: If women want to succeed in business, they have to play men at their own game.
(Definition of play sb at their own game from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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