English version

give somebody a (good) run for their money

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgive somebody a (good) run for their moneygive somebody a (good) run for their moneyto make your opponent in a competition use all their skill and effort to defeat you They’ve given some of the top teams a run for their money this season. run
Examples from the Corpus
give somebody a (good) run for their moneySlosser gave Boyd a run for his money in the 1996 GOP primary.
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