pick up the gauntlet

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Synonyms for pick up the gauntlet

be dared to do something and attempt it

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PSV Eindhoven's 1-0 victory over De Graaf-schap on Saturday had seen them leapfrog Ajax to go top, and the Amsterdam club could not pick up the gauntlet 24 hours laterKlaas-Jan Huntelaar's stoppage-time consolation goal was all that Ajax fans had to cheer after second-half goals for NAC from Matthew Amoah and substitute Ahmed Ammi sealed the win for the visitors who had led through a first-half own goal from Jan Vertonghen.
But the Scotland keeper is ready to pick up the gauntlet and prove just why he became Britain's most expensive keeper.
Over the last century biblical scholars have canceled the quest for the historical Jesus more than once only to have a younger generation pick up the gauntlet anew, and last year a fresh crop of writers and academics once again reached out to find the Jesus of Nazareth who became the Christ of faith.
Cameron would be wise to pick up the gauntlet, unless he has something of his own to hide.
He produced a stunning performance in the heart of the Chelsea midfield to leave Curbishley wondering whether the rest of their title rivals are brave enough to pick up the gauntlet Jose Mourinho's superfit side have thrown down.