put sb/sth through their paces Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
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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.
Translations of “put sb/sth through their paces”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使展示本領,使展現良好性能…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使展示本领,使展现良好性能…
(Definition of put sb/sth through their paces from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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