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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I have since bought a huge drawing board that I scribble images on when I am idle, I will show them what I'm made of next time they ask us to draw anything.