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put someone through their paces/put something through its paces - definition and synonyms

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  1. to make a person or machine show how good they are at doing something

    The test drivers put the new models through their paces.

This is the British English definition of put someone through their paces / put something through its paces. View American English definition of put someone through their paces / put something through its paces.

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