put someone through their paces

put someone through their paces
put someone through their paces make someone demonstrate their abilities.
Main Entry: pace

English terms dictionary. 2015.

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  • put someone through their paces — put someone through their paces/put something through its paces/ phrase to make a person or machine show how good they are at doing something The test drivers put the new models through their paces. Thesaurus: to test something or someonesynonym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • put (someone) through (their) paces — to test someone s skills or knowledge. This fitness contest will really put the guys through their paces …   New idioms dictionary

  • put someone through (their) paces — put (someone/something) through (their) paces to test the ability or skill of a person or system. This contest will really put you guys through your paces. Frank took the car for a drive through the mountains and really put it through its paces …   New idioms dictionary

  • put someone through their paces — make someone demonstrate their abilities. → pace …   English new terms dictionary

  • put sb through their paces — put sb/sth through their paces ► to make someone show you their skills and knowledge, or to test how well something works: »As the machines come off the assembly line, a team of quality controllers puts them through their paces. »The interview… …   Financial and business terms

  • put sth through their paces — put sb/sth through their paces ► to make someone show you their skills and knowledge, or to test how well something works: »As the machines come off the assembly line, a team of quality controllers puts them through their paces. »The interview… …   Financial and business terms

  • put something through (their) paces — put (someone/something) through (their) paces to test the ability or skill of a person or system. This contest will really put you guys through your paces. Frank took the car for a drive through the mountains and really put it through its paces …   New idioms dictionary

  • put something through its paces — put someone through their paces/put something through its paces/ phrase to make a person or machine show how good they are at doing something The test drivers put the new models through their paces. Thesaurus: to test something or someonesynonym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • put sb/sth through their paces — ► to make someone show you their skills and knowledge, or to test how well something works: »As the machines come off the assembly line, a team of quality controllers puts them through their paces. »The interview panel will put all candidates… …   Financial and business terms

  • put through (their) paces — put (someone/something) through (their) paces to test the ability or skill of a person or system. This contest will really put you guys through your paces. Frank took the car for a drive through the mountains and really put it through its paces …   New idioms dictionary

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