put (one) through (one's) facings(redirected from puts them through their facings)
put (one) through (one's) facings
To force one to demonstrate one's skill in a particular area, usually in a grueling manner. Boy, they really put me through my facings at that job interview today—I had to give a mock lecture to a whole team of people! If my son wants a promotion, I'm going to put him through his facings so that he truly earns it.
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