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

Be On Your Mettle

Meaning of Idiom ‘Be On Your Mettle’ To be on your mettle means to be determined or forced to prove your ability, especially in a demanding or difficult situation. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Ayto, John.  Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010. See also prove your mettle. Examples Of … Read more