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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.
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The former Napoli star joined the 30 club last month and while he is past the age of having something to prove, he still has everything to play.
That's enough evidence to justify trying to get Good Fortune beat at a forecast short price, and with the other two winners in the field also having something to prove, Walkinthesand emerges as an appealing alternative after showing immense promise on his debut at the track three weeks ago.
My last thought is that much of where we are today stems from an attitude of us having something to prove. The entrepreneurs of Utah have always been hungry, humble and willing to pay it forward.
But the 31-year-old finds herself in the unusual position of having something to prove after suffering her first defeat in two years at the European Championships in Bucharest in June.
"We frustrated them when we didn't have the ball and pressed them with a purpose, then in the second half caused them a lot of problems." 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."
Turner saw off a challenge from former team captain and teammate, Mark Hudson, to secure his regular Premier League berth, but he is not about to rest on his laurels admitting every time he takes to the pitch he senses the pressure of having something to prove.
While the effervescent Italian, who won four of his seven MotoGP titles with Yamaha, now finds himself in the unusual position of having something to prove, Lorenzo approaches 2013 as a double world champion.
"And Darron Gibson, who I always thought did well for Manchester United, coming in having something to prove and to show that he's got the capacity to play in the Premier League and make a difference.
Having something to prove after their defeat in the second game, they took the lead in the opening minutes, and never gave an inch to the opposition.
However, Jaidi believes that constantly having something to prove has nothing to do with the defenders' good form.
When the going gets rough, having something to prove can be a source of energy and motivation.
With many of his rivals having something to prove, it would be no surprise if Harvest Warrior obliges once again.
NEVER underestimate the power o having something to prove.
There was also the small matter of having something to prove, after the shame of Merseyside derby defeat.
"He needs to take it as being a very enjoyable day rather than having something to prove, because then it would change his whole approach and feelings during the game.
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