rise to the occasion

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rise to the occasion

  1. (euphemistic) To achieve erection for sexual intercourse.
    • 2001, John R. Williams, The Life of Goethe: A Critical Biography
      To his comic fury and shame, the traveller's 'master part' fails to rise to the occasion, and the girl's innocence is preserved...
  2. (idiomatic) To show unexpected skill in dealing with a difficulty that comes about.