take up the gauntlet

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

See throw down the gauntlet.

VerbEdit

take up the gauntlet

  1. (idiomatic) To accept a challenge.
    He doesn't read Greek, but he really took up the gauntlet and did his best to understand the letter, anyway.

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Last modified on 7 October 2013, at 23:57