Meaning of “rise to the occasion/challenge” in the English Dictionary

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"rise to the occasion/challenge" in British English

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rise to the occasion/challenge

to show that you can deal with a difficult situation successfully:

In the exam she rose to the occasion and wrote a brilliant essay.

(Definition of “rise to the occasion/challenge” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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