show (someone) what (one's) made of

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show (someone) what (one's) made of

To demonstrate one's true talent, fortitude, ability, courage, or worth (to someone). No one thinks you stand a chance in this match, but you go out there and show them what you're made of! This could be the biggest trial of my career. Time to go show what I'm made of!
See also: made, of, show, what

what you are made of

your true abilities or qualities.
See also: made, of, what
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That's been the only thing in my mind and, fingers crossed, I can get the opportunity off the gaffer to play week in, week out next season and show him what I'm made of.