rise to the occasion
Show unexpected skill in dealing with a difficulty that arises, as in The leading man broke his leg in the first act but his understudy rose to the occasion and was rewarded with excellent reviews. [Mid-1800s]
The Meteoric Rise Of The Word “Influencer”
The word influencer has been used in English since the mid-1600s, though of course back then it wasn’t a job title.
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