put (someone or something) to the test

idiom

: to cause (someone or something) to be in a situation that shows how strong, good, etc., that person or thing really is
Tomorrow's game will really put the team to the test.
We decided to put the theory to the test with a little experiment.

Examples of put (someone or something) to the test in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That defense will be put to the test against another lights-out shooter, three-time All-Star Arike Ogunbowale, when the Sun host the Dallas Wings on Friday at Mohegan Sun Arena. Emily Adams, Hartford Courant, 30 May 2024 The couples are then put to the test with a series of challenges to determine who has the best connection. Vivian Kwarm, New York Daily News, 14 May 2024 That race and others on the ballot two years ago put to the test Arizonans' appetite for electing those who deny legitimate election results. Stacey Barchenger, The Arizona Republic, 24 Apr. 2024 Advertisement The cap was never really put to the test. Rebecca Ellis, Los Angeles Times, 5 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for put (someone or something) to the test 

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“Put (someone or something) to the test.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20%28someone%20or%20something%29%20to%20the%20test. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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