give somebody a run for it


Senior Member
Spain, Spanish, Basque

¿sabéis cómo puedo traducir esta frase? Se la dice una mujer a otra, mientras hablan del hombre que les gusta a las dos:

"Now you've decided to give the rival a run for it by letting Jack have some encouragement."

  • Cronopios

    Spain / Spanish
    El sentido de esta frase lo tengo claro, pero no sé como traducirla de la manera más fiel posible, teniendo en cuenta que tanto XFS como ReiserFS son gratuitos.

    XFS is the fastest for this type of work, although the next generation of ReiserFS promises to give it a run for its money.


    Senior Member
    "to give somebody/something a run for their/its money" does not necessarily involve money. It's a fixed expression meaning to provide significant competition, to compete well against somebody/something.
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