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on your mettle

UK 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.
(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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