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English definition of “play sb at their own game”

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