The new fire chief really put us through our paces, we had to wash all the fire trucks and then had two different fire drills.
When I test drove the new car, the salesman let me take it out to the freeway to put it through its paces.
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|put one through one's paces||To direct a horse to walk, canter, trot, etc.|
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