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match point


1      (Tennis, squash, etc.)   the final point needed to win a match  
2      (Bridge)   the unit used for scoring in tournaments  
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match          [1]  
1    a formal game or sports event in which people, teams, etc., compete to win  
2    a person or thing able to provide competition for another  
she's met her match in talking ability     
3    a person or thing that resembles, harmonizes with, or is equivalent to another in a specified respect  
that coat is a good match for your hat     
4    a person or thing that is an exact copy or equal of another  
a    a partnership between a man and a woman, as in marriage  
b    an arrangement for such a partnership  
6    a person regarded as a possible partner, as in marriage  
      vb   mainly tr  
7    to fit (parts) together  
to match the tongue and groove of boards     
8    also intr; sometimes foll by: up   to resemble, harmonize with, correspond to, or equal (one another or something else)  
the skirt matches your shoes well     
9    sometimes foll by: with or against   to compare in order to determine which is the superior  
they matched wits     
10    often foll by: to or with   to adapt so as to correspond with  
to match hope with reality     
11    often foll by: with or against   to arrange a competition between  
12    to find a match for  
13      (Electronics)   to connect (two circuits) so that their impedances are equal or are equalized by a coupling device, to produce a maximum transfer of energy  
     (Old English gemæcca spouse; related to Old High German gimmaha wife, Old Norse maki mate)  
  matchable      adj  
  matcher      n  
  matching      adj  

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1    bout, competition, contest, game, head-to-head, test, trial  
2    competitor, counterpart, equal, equivalent, peer, rival  
3    companion, complement, counterpart, equal, equivalent, fellow, mate, tally  
4    copy, dead ringer     (slang)   double, duplicate, equal, lookalike, replica, ringer     (slang)   spit     (informal, chiefly Brit.)   spit and image     (informal)   spitting image     (informal)   twin  
5    affiliation, alliance, combination, couple, duet, item     (informal)   marriage, pair, pairing, partnership, union  
6    ally, combine, couple, join, link, marry, mate, pair, unite, yoke  
7    accompany, accord, adapt, agree, blend, coordinate, correspond, fit, go with, harmonize, suit, tally, tone with  
8    compare, compete, contend, emulate, equal, measure up to, oppose, pit against, rival, vie  

slanging match     
altercation, argument, argy-bargy     (Brit. informal)   barney     (informal)   battle of words, ding-dong, quarrel, row, set-to     (informal)   spat  

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expression used for describing a perfect compatibility (between people, things, factors etc.)
the point where a minor change turns into a major and irreversible one
[Bus.] E.g. : Some have anticipated that social media would be the tipping point of web marketing.
point of view
In cinema, refers to camera technique (caméra subjective).
ça ne sert à rien de pleurer ; ce qui est fait est fait ; inutile de se lamenter sur une chose qu'on ne peut pas changer
a point in a system that is isolated from other parts of the architecture
reach an extreme point or an upper limit; exhaust all options or resources
go mad; become extremely and uncontrollably angry, often to the point of violence
[Slang];[US];[Fam.] Derives from a series of incidents from 1986 onward in which US Postal Service workers shot and killed managers, fellow workers, and members of the police or general public in acts of mass murder.
the diametrically opposite point on Earth's surface for a specific place
Phrase used when someone has brought all the evidences to support his point of view; "I'm done with explanations"
series of concentric, expanding circles caused by ripples in water from a central point
(about a movie or TV series) reach a point when, due to a unauthentic scene, it loses the appreciation of the public
made popular by "Indiana Jones" whose hero survives an explosion by hiding in a fridge
expression used to point out that one has to struggle or suffer to achieve his goal
Jason: Damn it! I can't take it anymore. This exercise is killing me! Ray: Yeah but it’ll help you lose weight. Don't you know? No pain, no gain!
avoid the main topic ; discuss a matter without coming to the point ; to not speak directly/frankly/bluntly about the issue
Ex: Please, stop beating around the bush and get to the point! Also: beat about the bush
worry about something; be concerned about smth. (to the point of not being able to fall asleep)
expression used to point out that one will eventually face the consequences of his own actions
to get so focused on the details or intricacies of something that you miss the big picture or the main point
His book subject is quite good, but he tends to miss the forest for the trees. (tending to get in too much detail and miss the essence).
used to point out that small problems or unpleasant events can in the end help things get better
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