show (someone) what (one's) made of

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show (someone) what (one's) made of

To demonstrate one's true talent, fortitude, ability, courage, or worth (to someone). No one thinks you stand a chance in this match, but you go out there and show them what you're made of! This could be the biggest trial of my career. Time to go show what I'm made of!
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what you are made of

your true abilities or qualities.
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Sam McNulty, who is running the auditions, said: "Whether you're an old hand or brand new to the music scene, you are invited to apply to show everyone what you're made of.
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Stunning Lucie Silvas' set proved lively - the crowd loved her hit What You're Made Of.
You can show people what you're made of,'' said one of the girls, Betsy Rosales.
Stop the posturing and show us what you're made of.
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