North American Take action in response to an opportunity or crisis.
More example sentences
- The federal authorities need to step up to the plate and face their responsibility.
- It's everyone's responsibility to step up to the plate and strive to get what they want while giving others what they want in return.
- However, the association also demanded that the government play a role in the consumer crisis, and openly chided it for not stepping up to the plate.
Definition of step up to the plate in:
- The US English dictionary