be no match for someone

to be not as good, strong, clever etc as someone you are competing against

Despite thorough preparation, England's cricketers were no match for India.


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  • be no match for someone — phrase to be not as good, strong, clever etc as someone you are competing against Despite thorough preparation, England’s cricketers were no match for India. Thesaurus: not very goodsynonym Main entry: match …   Useful english dictionary

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  • be more than a match for someone — to be better, stronger, cleverer etc than someone who you are competing against The forwards were more than a match for their opponents …   English dictionary

  • be no match for something — be no match for (something/someone) to be less powerful or effective than something or someone else. Health warnings are no match for the addictive power of cigarettes …   New idioms dictionary

  • be no match for — (something/someone) to be less powerful or effective than something or someone else. Health warnings are no match for the addictive power of cigarettes …   New idioms dictionary

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  • match — match1 [ mætʃ ] noun *** ▸ 1 stick for making fire ▸ 2 combination/attractive ▸ 3 when people compete ▸ 4 something that looks the same ▸ 5 marriage/partner ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count a small stick that produces a flame when rubbed against a rough… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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