Learn about your opposite number, yes, and respect his abilities if he had them, certainly.
I asked my opposite number to put the lid on it.
"I'm probably the only spokesperson who actually says their opposite number is doing a good job."
I haven't found my opposite number yet, so I'm cutting out forward at max.
His opposite number was also new to the job of army commander.
It comes in bed to most people, I know, like love's opposite number.
For his opposite number, however, this was a day to look back in anguish.
Other than that, by looks there was little to choose between them and their northern opposite numbers.
We'd have to change the name, so central are their opposite numbers to the meaning of the word!
Ten team members played four games against their opposite number.