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


"play sb at their own game" in English

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play sb at their own game


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)