One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Perform better than usual in response to a special situation or event.‘when it comes to the finals, they can rise to the occasion’
- ‘Nadia rose to the occasion, performing almost flawlessly.’
- ‘Australians who came into the game with a ‘must win’ situation rose to the occasion in fine style and outplayed the Kiwis.’
- ‘Still this is a masterful performance by Andsnes who rises to the occasion quite wonderfully.’
- ‘As the event unfolded, Samuel rose to the occasion.’
- ‘The team rose to the occasion and responded magnificently.’
- ‘I also like the fact that he doesn't just rise to the occasion in certain events that suit his style.’
- ‘Many teens will rise to the occasion by taking on responsibilities and providing support for other family members.’
- ‘There is some fine virtuoso writing here too, and the performers certainly rise to the occasion.’
- ‘Along with the epic quality of the storytelling come performances that rise to the occasion.’
- ‘Morrisons staff in Keighley are fired up about their store's latest improvement and hope customers will rise to the occasion.’
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