go through your paces
go through (one's) paces
To perform some task or action for the purpose of having one's abilities evaluated. You'll probably have to go through your paces at this interview—the company really likes to make sure that applicants can handle the stress of the job.
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go through your ˈpaces,
show your ˈpacesperform a particular activity in order to show other people what you are capable of doing: The team went through their paces in front of an adoring public.
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