Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “give sb a run for their money”

See all translations

give sb a run for their money

to not allow someone to win easily: We're going to give the other candidate a run for her money.
Translations of “give sb a run for their money”
in Chinese (Traditional) 不讓(某人)輕易取勝, 讓(某人)竭盡全力才獲勝…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不让(某人)轻易取胜, 让(某人)竭尽全力才获胜…
(Definition of give sb a run for their money from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

piglet

a baby pig

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More