a run for one's money

1) напряжённое состязание

I think only Liverpool will be able to give Manchester United a run for their money next season. — Я думаю, только Ливерпуль сможет по-настоящему соперничать с Манчестер Юнайтед в следующем сезоне.

2) удовлетворение, удовольствие, полученное от какой-л. деятельности

I've achieved a lot in my life and I feel I've had a good run for my money. — Я многого добился, и, по-моему, жизнь удалась.


Англо-русский современный словарь. 2014.

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