what (one) is made of

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what (one) is made of

One's true talent, fortitude, ability, courage, or worth, especially in the face of adversity or difficulty. No one thinks you stand a chance in this match, but you go out there and let them see 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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what somebody is ˈmade of

(informal) how somebody reacts in a difficult situation: Let’s see what he’s made of.Go out and show them what you’re made of (= show them that you are strong, intelligent, etc.)!
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"I am the beast in this show, and I'm about to show these what I'm made of."
I am the beast of the show and I'm about to show these what I'm made of. Ashley Cain
This project is going to show people what I'm made of.
"I'm aiming to get league matches under my belt and I want to show what I'm made of," said the young English forward.
"I can't show what I'm made of playing ten minutes or so at the end of a game which is why I'm here trying to show people what I'm made of."
"It also gives me a chance to show people what I'm made of. Especially the games at Anfield - it gives me a chance to show the fans what I'm made of."