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English definition of “throw down the gauntlet”

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throw down the gauntlet

to invite someone to fight or compete with you: A price war looks likely now that a leading supermarket has thrown down the gauntlet to its competitors.
Translations of “throw down the gauntlet”
in Chinese (Traditional) 發出挑戰…
in Russian бросать вызов…
in Turkish düelloya davet etmek, meydan okumak, yarışmaya davet etmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 发出挑战…
in Polish rzucać wyzwanie lub rękawicę…
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