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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Day 12 Show him what you're made of When you're out with your lover, find some excuse to show a hint of cleavage or the glimpse of a lacy bra to awaken his libido.
If I was Nicky English I'd be telling Costello 'this guy is over the hill, show him what you're made of.