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mettle British & World English

A person’s ability to cope well with difficulties; spirit and resilience

mettle English Thesaurus

Sir Charles, a man of mettle, did not surrender without a struggle

be on one's mettle British & World English

Be ready or forced to do one’s best in a demanding situation

put someone on their mettle British & World English

(Of a demanding situation) test someone’s ability to face difficulties

be on one's mettle in mettle British & World English

Be ready or forced to do one’s best in a demanding situation

put someone on their mettle in mettle British & World English

(Of a demanding situation) test someone’s ability to face difficulties