equal to the occasion

equal to the occasion
equal to the occasion
Fit or able to cope with an emergency
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Main Entry:equal

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  • equal to the occasion — {adj. phr.} Capable of handling the situation. * /Although he had never before assisted in childbirth, the taxi driver proved equal to the occasion and helped deliver the baby in his cab./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • equal to the occasion — {adj. phr.} Capable of handling the situation. * /Although he had never before assisted in childbirth, the taxi driver proved equal to the occasion and helped deliver the baby in his cab./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • equal\ to\ the\ occasion — adj. phr. Capable of handling the situation. Although he had never before assisted in childbirth, the taxi driver proved equal to the occasion and helped deliver the baby in his cab …   Словарь американских идиом

  • rise to the occasion — see under ↑rise • • • Main Entry: ↑occasion rise to the occasion To prove equal to an emergency • • • Main Entry: ↑rise * * * perform very well in response to a special situation or event * * * rise to the occasion see ↑rise …   Useful english dictionary

  • equal ~ — to (one kilometer is equal to five eighths of a mile; equal to the occasion) equal in (equal in price) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • The Netherlands —     The Netherlands     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Netherlands     (Germ. Niederlande; Fr. Pays Bas).     The Netherlands, or Low Countries, as organized by Charles V, under whom the Burgundian era ended, comprised practically the territory… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • equal — I adj. 1) equal in (equal in price) 2) equal to (one kilometer is equal to five eighths of a mile; equal to the occasion) II n. an equal in (to have no equal in political cunning) III v. (D; tr.) to equal in * * * [ iːkwəl] (D;tr.) to equalin an… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • equal to — {adj. phr.} Able to meet, do, or control; able to do something about. * /The situation took quick thinking, but John was equal to it./ * /When a guest upset the coffee pot, Mrs. Smith s tact and quickness of mind were equal to the occasion./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • equal to — {adj. phr.} Able to meet, do, or control; able to do something about. * /The situation took quick thinking, but John was equal to it./ * /When a guest upset the coffee pot, Mrs. Smith s tact and quickness of mind were equal to the occasion./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • equal\ to — adj. phr. Able to meet, do, or control; able to do something about. The situation took quick thinking, but John was equal to it. When a guest upset the coffee pot, Mrs. Smith s tact and quickness of mind were equal to the occasion …   Словарь американских идиом

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