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.
See also: go, pace, through

go through your ˈpaces


show your ˈpaces

perform 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.
See also: go, pace, through