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English definition of “on your mettle”

on your mettle

ready to do something as well as you can in a difficult situation : Both players were on their mettle in the final round. Cooking for such important people really puts you on your mettle.Ready and willingUnwilling and reluctant
(Definition of on your mettle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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