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    take .. stopping

    The following is what I heard on TV: What a performance from Serena Williams. Her 21st Grand Slam title. She is now just three short of the all`time record held by Margaret Court of Australia and on this form, she will take some stopping.

    What does the underlined mean? It just doesn't make sense.

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    Re: take .. stopping

    We use this idiomatic expression to mean

    'She is playing so well that it will be hard for other players to prevent her from beating Margaret Court's record (as they are not yet good enough)'.

    'She is playing so well that there will need to be a big improvement in the standard of her opponents' play to stop her'.
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    #3

    Re: take .. stopping

    So "take some stopping" is an idiomatic expression, isn't it? Can you give some more examples? Thanks!

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    Re: take .. stopping

    Margaret Court is in top form and is no match for her opponents. She would keep winning (without stopping) until her opponents have improved significantly.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: take .. stopping

    Click here and here.

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    #6

    Re: take .. stopping

    Ted, you seem to have that backwards. Margaret Court is retired.

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    Re: take .. stopping

    That's right. She's 73.

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