beat them at their own game

Beat them at their own game
If you beat someone at their own game, you use your enemy's tactics or tricks in order to win.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • beat someone at their own game — beat (someone) at (their) own game British, American & Australian play (someone) at (their) own game to try to get an advantage over someone by using the same methods as them. He s always playing practical jokes on other people so just for once,… …   New idioms dictionary

  • beat someone at their own game — ► beat someone at their own game use someone s own methods to outdo them. Main Entry: ↑game …   English terms dictionary

  • beat someone at their own game — beat/play/someone at their own game phrase to do better at an activity than someone who has a reputation for being very good at it Hollywood did not enjoy being beaten by the British at its own game. Thesaurus: to be the best or better than… …   Useful english dictionary

  • beat someone at their own game — use someone s own methods to outdo them. → game …   English new terms dictionary

  • beat at their own game — beat (someone) at (their) own game British, American & Australian play (someone) at (their) own game to try to get an advantage over someone by using the same methods as them. He s always playing practical jokes on other people so just for once,… …   New idioms dictionary

  • beat someone at own game — beat (someone) at (their) own game British, American & Australian play (someone) at (their) own game to try to get an advantage over someone by using the same methods as them. He s always playing practical jokes on other people so just for once,… …   New idioms dictionary

  • beat at own game — beat (someone) at (their) own game British, American & Australian play (someone) at (their) own game to try to get an advantage over someone by using the same methods as them. He s always playing practical jokes on other people so just for once,… …   New idioms dictionary

  • game — [[t]ge͟ɪm[/t]] ♦ games 1) N COUNT A game is an activity or sport usually involving skill, knowledge, or chance, in which you follow fixed rules and try to win against an opponent or to solve a puzzle. ...the wonderful game of football. ...a… …   English dictionary

  • game — game1 W1S1 [geım] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(activity or sport)¦ 2 games 3¦(part of a match)¦ 4¦(children)¦ 5¦(skill)¦ 6 give the game away 7 beat somebody at their own game 8¦(not serious)¦ 9 play games (with somebody) 10¦(anim …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • beat — [[t]bi͟ːt[/t]] ♦ beats, beating, beaten (The form beat is used in the present tense and is the past tense.) 1) VERB If you beat someone or something, you hit them very hard. [V n] My wife tried to stop them and they beat her... [V n to n] They… …   English dictionary

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