Prove Your Mettle

Also: Show Your Mettle Meaning of Idiom ‘Prove Your (or one’s)  Mettle’ To prove your mettle means to prove your ability at something by performing well in a difficult situation. 1Heacock, Paul.  Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.  Examples of Use “Gentlemen, we face tough opponents,” said the coach. “It’s time to … Read more

Pros and Cons

Also: Weigh the Pros and Cons Meaning of Idiom ‘Pros and Cons’ The pros and cons are the arguments for and against something; the advantages and disadvantages. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. When we weigh the pros and cons we consider the arguments for and against … Read more