pick/take up the gauntlet


pick/take up the gauntlet
pick/take up the gauntlet
: to show that you are willing and ready to fight, argue, or compete with someone or to do something that is difficult but necessary : to accept or respond to a challenge

The time has come for Congress to pick up the gauntlet and do something about this problem.

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Main Entry:gauntlet

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • take up the gauntlet — pick/take up the gauntlet throw down the gauntlet to invite someone to argue, fight, or compete with you. He challenged me to a game of squash last week and I m thinking I might just take up the gauntlet …   New idioms dictionary

  • take up the gauntlet — Respectively, to give and to accept a challenge ● gauntlet * * * take up (or throw down) the gauntlet accept (or issue) a challenge Origin: from the medieval custom of issuing a challenge by throwing one s gauntlet to the ground; whoever picked… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pick up the gauntlet — pick/take up the gauntlet throw down the gauntlet to invite someone to argue, fight, or compete with you. He challenged me to a game of squash last week and I m thinking I might just take up the gauntlet …   New idioms dictionary

  • pick up the gauntlet — verb be dared to do something and attempt it • Syn: ↑take a dare • Hypernyms: ↑try, ↑seek, ↑attempt, ↑essay, ↑assay • Verb Frames: S …   Useful english dictionary

  • Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Gauntlet 3 — Infobox Television show name = Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Gauntlet III caption = runtime = 60 minutes (including commercials) creator = Jonathan Murray and Mary Ellis Bunim genre = Reality TV Competition starring = TJ Lavin (Host)… …   Wikipedia

  • gauntlet — I n. challenge 1) to throw down the gauntlet 2) to pick up, take up the gauntlet II n. ordeal to run a gauntlet (to run the gauntlet of reporters) * * * [ gɔːntlɪt] take up the gauntlet [ challenge ] to throw down the gauntlet to pick up [ ordeal …   Combinatory dictionary

  • gauntlet — [[t]gɔ͟ːntlɪt[/t]] gauntlets 1) N COUNT: usu pl Gauntlets are long, thick, protective gloves. ...a pair of pale yellow leather driving gauntlets. 2) PHRASE: V inflects If you pick up the gauntlet or take up the gauntlet, you accept the challenge… …   English dictionary

  • gauntlet — gaunt|let [ˈgo:ntlıt US ˈgo:nt ] n [Sense: 1 2, 4 5; Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: gantelet, from gant glove ] [Sense: 3; Date: 1600 1700; : Swedish; Origin: gatlopp, from Old Swedish gata way, road + lop course, run ] 1.) throw down the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gauntlet — noun 1 (C) a long glove (1) that covers someone s wrist and protects their hand, for example in a factory 2 (C) a glove (1) covered in metal, used for protection by soldiers in past times 3 throw down the gauntlet to invite someone to fight or… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • The Real World: Los Angeles — Title frame Format Reality Created by Jonathan Murray Mary Ellis Bunim …   Wikipedia


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