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(of a demanding situation) test someone's ability to face difficulties.‘there were regular public meetings where local MPs were put on their mettle and remorselessly pilloried’
- ‘This way of thinking was made explicit only when critics such as Vincenzo Borghini were put on their mettle to defend the Baptistery's antiquity.’
- ‘Coventry's opening was brisk and sufficiently to the point to put Tottenham on their mettle.’
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