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    give someone a run?

    "and will likely be giving other coffee companies a run for their money for a while yet. "
    What does " give somebody a run for..." mean here? Thank you very much!

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    Re: give someone a run?

    Hi Punchinello,

    Here are a few excerpts from different dictionaries concerning the matter of question:

    give (someone) a run for their money

    - to challenge, to arrange someone complexity

    Example:
    We were going to give the rival team a run for their money during the competitions.

    give someone a (good) run for one's money

    1. to give one what one deserves, expects, or wants - worth the (money, labor, effort, and expectations), cost of money paid; ~ bring somebody pleasure for its money

    2. somebody. run, worried, and so n; pan; show where what's what
    Example 1: Give them a run for their money. - ... Ask them to heat, show them where what.
    Example 2: I'll give him a run for his money. - I am going to ask him, I'll show him, and I tick him off, I will give him what for. I will give him a
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    Have a (good) one's run for money - to have fun (for my money, the works); not in vain to try; have an impact

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    Last edited by vil; 17-Oct-2010 at 17:00.

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    Re: give someone a run?

    Thank you very much!

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