put someone through the hoops
put (one) through the hoops
To force one to face, endure, or complete a challenge or series of challenges in pursuit of something that one wants. The boss really put me through the hoops to earn this corner office, believe me. I was doing everything from leading presentations to getting him coffee for months. The city puts all potential developers through the hoops before they're allowed to build.
put someone (or go) through the hoopsmake someone undergo (or be made to undergo) a difficult and gruelling test or series of tests.
1994 Legion The crew was as fast and efficient as any they had put through the hoops.