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on your mettle

UK ready to do something as well as you can in a ​difficultsituation: Both ​players were on ​their mettle in the ​final round. Cooking for such ​importantpeople really puts you on ​your mettle.
(Definition of on your mettle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “on your mettle”
in Chinese (Simplified) 全力以赴,准备尽最大努力…
in Chinese (Traditional) 全力以赴,準備盡最大努力…
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