beat someone at his or her own game
Surpass someone in his or her own specialty or undertaking. For example, Jean knew that if she matched the new store's discount she would keep all her customers and beat the new competitors at their own game. The use of game for any kind of undertaking or scheme dates from the mid-1200s.
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As this list shows, punishments typically run to a short-ish jail sentence and/or a moderately hefty fine.
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And to tell the truth, she couldn't help wishing he could see, so he could make the game livelier.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
Ollie saw someone standing before it, bending slightly forward in the pose of expectation.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
Even if poverty were gone, the flail could still beat hard enough upon the grain and chaff of humanity.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
His face flushed with annoyance, and taking off his soft hat he began to beat it impatiently against his leg as he walked.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Jean clung to his English nurse, who played the fascinating game of pretending to eat his hand.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke