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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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “play sb at their own game”
in Chinese (Simplified) 以其人之道治其人, 用某人的方法打败某人…
in Chinese (Traditional) 以其人之道,還治其人之身, 用某人的方法打敗某人…
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