put someone through their paces

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
Main entry: pace

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put someone (or something) through their (or its) paces
make someone (or something) demonstrate their (or its) qualities or abilities

the cars are examined by our safety experts and put through their paces by our drivers


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • 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 through their paces make someone demonstrate their abilities. Main Entry: ↑pace …   English terms 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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