have something to prove

have something to prove

To have the need to display and confirm one's abilities to others who are doubtful. His parents expect his art career to fail, so he definitely has something to prove with this upcoming gallery show.
See also: have, prove, something
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Speaking of the goals, he added "Quinn missed so many of those in training we thought he was defending and as for Theo having something to prove, every single player, myself and all the staff have something to prove every week.
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