English translation: to be a match for; to rival, be a worthy rival for
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French term or phrase:
tenir tête à
to be a match for; to rival, be a worthy rival for
French to English translations [Non-PRO] General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
French term or phrase:tenir tête à
"En Angleterre, un yacht nommé Terpsichore tient tête à Britannia. L’année suivante, revendu, il sera rebaptisé Lulworth. C’est bien lui, le plus grand cotre classique existant, avec ses 48 mètres de longueur".
A simple expression, but I can't seem to find a good reference for its exact meaning - is it to 'catch up with', to 'overtake', just to 'compete with', or something else ?