put (someone or something) through his/her/its paces

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Definition of put (someone or something) through his/her/its paces

: to test what someone or something can do We brought home three different computers and put them through their paces.

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“Put (someone or something) through his/her/its paces.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20%28someone%20or%20something%29%20through%20his%2Fher%2Fits%20paces. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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