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Meaning of “throw down the gauntlet” in the English Dictionary

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throw down the gauntlet

to ​invite someone to ​fight or ​compete with you: A ​pricewarlookslikely now that a ​leadingsupermarket has ​thrown down the gauntlet to ​itscompetitors.
(Definition of throw down the gauntlet from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “throw down the gauntlet”
in Chinese (Simplified) 发出挑战…
in Turkish düelloya davet etmek, meydan okumak, yarışmaya davet etmek…
in Russian бросать вызов…
in Chinese (Traditional) 發出挑戰…
in Polish rzucać wyzwanie lub rękawicę…
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