prove (one's) mettle

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prove (one's) mettle

To prove that one has endurance and strength of character, or the necessary skills, abilities, or traits to succeed in something. You may be the youngest lawyer in the firm, but you certainly proved your mettle in that high-profile murder case. The new CEO proved her mettle when she joined the company in 2012 and completely restructured their dying mobile phone division into the powerhouse it is today.
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He has made peace with the fact that he hasn't been considered good enough by his former team Delhi Daredevils, and is now ready to prove mettle in a ' different colour.
officials put onus on U-23 squad to prove mettle in gulf cup semi-final against Qatar