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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You've been the opinion machine that tried to rouse us almost to the point of being maddening, and while it is commendable that you've kept some important conversations going, you need to show us what you're made of, too.
It really is that, so show us what you're made of and be more positive.
Just get out there, Gordon, and SHOW us what you're made of.
Boys, show us what you're made of and go out against Italy and France and go for a record score.
Show us what you're made of Michael - otherwise nice man or not, we'll condemn you before this reaches court.
Stop the posturing and show us what you're made of.
Liverpool your time is now, so show us what you're made of.
Wonga Woman, show us what you're made of," said Chris as he cheered her on from his DJ decks.