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!
See also: made, of, show, what

what you are made of

your true abilities or qualities.
See also: made, of, what
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Do something to show them what you're made of, Do something you've never done before, Do something to beat what you're afraid of, Do something to make your spirit soar.
I'm disappointed for them but the only way to prove your critics wrong is to go out there and show them what you're made of.
With this in mind stand tall and show them what you're made of with today's drama.
Scouts will be in Cardiff from 11am on the day of the new store opening, so if you think you've got what it takes, get yourself down to the capital and show them what you're made of.
This is your chance to show them what you're made of.
You could suggest that your friends come join you at the ice rink, too, and show them what you're made of.