Definition of put someone or something through their or its paces in English:
Make someone (or something) demonstrate their (or its) abilities: military musicians put would-be bandsmen through their paces
More example sentences
- At Plymouth she will be put through her paces on her ability to berth and secure to a buoy, along with her storing facilities.
- This is sure to attract a lot of attention both from entrants and spectators who can watch the dogs being led around their enclosure where they will be put through their paces and obedience tests.
- It's not uncommon to see executives and engineers helicopter prototypes down to the trail, where a test driver puts the new vehicle through its paces.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Pakistan