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put through its paces
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Look up, laugh loud, talk big, keep the color in your cheek and the fire in your eye, adorn your person, maintain your health, your beauty and your animal spirits.William Hazlitt
- (idiomatic) To test completely; to exercise the full range of abilities or functions.
- Before buying the car, we put it through its paces.
"Paces" in this phrase is always plural.
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