equal\ to\ the\ occasion

adj. phr.
Capable of handling the situation.

Although he had never before assisted in childbirth, the taxi driver proved equal to the occasion and helped deliver the baby in his cab.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • equal to the occasion — Fit or able to cope with an emergency • • • Main Entry: ↑equal …   Useful english dictionary

  • equal to the occasion — {adj. phr.} Capable of handling the situation. * /Although he had never before assisted in childbirth, the taxi driver proved equal to the occasion and helped deliver the baby in his cab./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • equal to the occasion — {adj. phr.} Capable of handling the situation. * /Although he had never before assisted in childbirth, the taxi driver proved equal to the occasion and helped deliver the baby in his cab./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • rise to the occasion — see under ↑rise • • • Main Entry: ↑occasion rise to the occasion To prove equal to an emergency • • • Main Entry: ↑rise * * * perform very well in response to a special situation or event * * * rise to the occasion see ↑rise …   Useful english dictionary

  • equal ~ — to (one kilometer is equal to five eighths of a mile; equal to the occasion) equal in (equal in price) …   Combinatory dictionary

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  • equal — I adj. 1) equal in (equal in price) 2) equal to (one kilometer is equal to five eighths of a mile; equal to the occasion) II n. an equal in (to have no equal in political cunning) III v. (D; tr.) to equal in * * * [ iːkwəl] (D;tr.) to equalin an… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • equal to — {adj. phr.} Able to meet, do, or control; able to do something about. * /The situation took quick thinking, but John was equal to it./ * /When a guest upset the coffee pot, Mrs. Smith s tact and quickness of mind were equal to the occasion./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • equal to — {adj. phr.} Able to meet, do, or control; able to do something about. * /The situation took quick thinking, but John was equal to it./ * /When a guest upset the coffee pot, Mrs. Smith s tact and quickness of mind were equal to the occasion./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • equal\ to — adj. phr. Able to meet, do, or control; able to do something about. The situation took quick thinking, but John was equal to it. When a guest upset the coffee pot, Mrs. Smith s tact and quickness of mind were equal to the occasion …   Словарь американских идиом

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