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English definition of “put sb/sth through their paces”

put sb/sth through their paces

to make someone show their skills or knowledge, or to make something show its good qualities: All the candidates were put through their paces during the television debate.
(Definition of put sb/sth through their paces from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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