put through its paces

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put through its paces

  1. (idiomatic) To test completely; to exercise the full range of abilities or functions.
    Before buying the car, we put it through its paces.
    A state-of-the-art ‘Mars yard’ is now ready to put the ExoMars rover through its paces before the vehicle is launched to the Red Planet in 2018.[1]

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  1. ^ “MARS YARD READY FOR RED PLANET ROVER”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[1] (HTML, in English), ESA, 2014-03-27, archived from the original on 2014-03-27, retrieved 2014-03-30