Meaning of “play sb at their own game” in the English Dictionary

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"play sb at their own game" in British English

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play sb at their own game

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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)