put something through (their) paces

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. 2014.

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  • put something through their paces — put sb/sth through their/its ˈpaces idiom to give sb/sth a number of tasks to perform in order to see what they are capable of doing • Youngsters will be put through their paces by qualified instructors. • We sent our reporter to put Ford s… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 one through one's paces — {v. phr.} To train and discipline someone; test one s abilities. * /The new recruits were certainly put through their paces by the drill sergeant./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put one through one's paces — {v. phr.} To train and discipline someone; test one s abilities. * /The new recruits were certainly put through their paces by the drill sergeant./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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