give someone a (good) run for their money

give someone a (good) run for their money
give someone a (good) run for their money phrase
to compete very well against someone so that it is hard for them to defeat you

A new phone company is giving the others a run for their money.

Thesaurus: to compete, or to try to winsynonym
Main entry: run

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • give someone/something a run for their money — give someone/something a (good) run for their money provide someone or something with challenging competition or opposition …   Useful english dictionary

  • give someone a run for their money — If you can give someone a run for the money, you are as good, or nearly as good, as they are at something …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • give someone a run for their money —    If you can give someone a run for the money, you are as good, or nearly as good, as they are at something.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • run for one's money — {n. phr.} 1. A good fight; a hard struggle. Usually used with give or get . * /Our team didn t win the game, but they gave the other team a run for their money./ 2. Satisfaction; interest; excitement. Usually used with give or get . * /People… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • run for one's money — {n. phr.} 1. A good fight; a hard struggle. Usually used with give or get . * /Our team didn t win the game, but they gave the other team a run for their money./ 2. Satisfaction; interest; excitement. Usually used with give or get . * /People… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • run — run1 [ rʌn ] (past tense ran [ ræn ] ; past participle run) verb *** ▸ 1 move quickly with legs ▸ 2 control/organize ▸ 3 machine: work ▸ 4 liquid: flow ▸ 5 try to be elected ▸ 6 vehicle: travel ▸ 7 be shown/performed ▸ 8 reach amount/rate ▸ 9… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • run */*/*/ — I UK [rʌn] / US verb Word forms run : present tense I/you/we/they run he/she/it runs present participle running past tense ran UK [ræn] / US past participle run 1) [intransitive] to move quickly to a place using your legs and feet You ll have to… …   English dictionary

  • run — run1 W1S1 [rʌn] v past tense ran [ræn] past participle run present participle running ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move quickly using your legs)¦ 2¦(race)¦ 3¦(organize/be in charge of )¦ 4¦(do something/go somewhere quickly)¦ 5¦(buses/trains etc)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • run — 1 /rVn/ verb past tense ran past participle run present participle running MOVE QUICKLY ON FOOT 1 (I) to move quickly on foot by moving your legs more quickly than when you are walking: I had to run to catch the bus. | Two youths were killed when …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • money — mon|ey W1S1 [ˈmʌni] n [U] [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: moneie, from Latin moneta mint, money , from Moneta, name given to Juno, the goddess in whose temple the ancient Romans produced money] 1.) what you earn by working and can use to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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