go through one's paces

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of go through one's paces

:to do something in order to show others how well one does it
  • The athletes went through their paces as the coaches looked on.

Word by Word Definitions

go play
  1. : to move on a course : proceed — compare stop

  2. : to move out of or away from a place expressed or implied : leave, depart

  3. : to take a certain course or follow a certain procedure

  1. : the act or manner of going

  2. : the height of fashion : rage

  3. : an often unexpected turn of affairs : occurrence

  1. : functioning properly : being in good and ready condition

  1. : a game played between two players who alternately place black and white stones on a board checkered by 19 vertical lines and 19 horizontal lines in an attempt to enclose the larger area on the board

pace play paces
  1. : rate of movement

  2. : rate of progress

  3. : an example to be emulated

  1. : to walk with often slow or measured tread

  2. : to move along : proceed

  3. : to go at a pace

  1. : contrary to the opinion of


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