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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For you, it seems money issues still stalk your chart but you've got this, Taurus, front up and show what you're made of.
The 2016 Man of Steel said: "If you get the chance to play the opening game you have to show what you're made of, and that goes for everyone.
Every day is a new day, and a fresh chance to show what you're made of.
That's the main thing; it's not just about boxing in the arena but boxing to show what you're made of.
Show what you're made of, and who knows where it could lead?
You can have more drive and determination to show what you're made of, and the confidence to express your abilities.
But it's on nights like this that you show what you're made of and I'm really proud of the lads.
They always told me that once I got up to high school you can show what you're made of,'' he said.
I've came on as sub in the past couple of games but it's difficult to show what you're made of in 15 or 20-minute spells.
Come back, come back time and time again and show what you're made of.
Under a fully loaded new Moon over the career, status and ambitions area of your chart, you could be launching yourself in a new career direction, perhaps relocating, or thinking of it, or maybe deciding to speak up and show what you're made of.
IT'S Open Mic Night at Jupiter's on Wednesday and an opportunity to get up and show what you're made of whether you're a seasoned pro or never performed before in your life.
It's one where you either go into your wee shell, or you show what you're made of.
If you want to show what you're made of, it's where you want to be.
So you have to roll up your sleeves and this was just one of those games when you show what you're made of.