make something of yourself


make something of yourself
make something of (yourself) to achieve success.

I want to make something of myself so that my family will be proud of me.

She worked hard in school, hoping she could make something of her life.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • make something of yourself — informal phrase to become successful through your own efforts I wanted to prove to my family that I could make something of myself. Thesaurus: to be, or to become successfulsynonym Main entry: something …   Useful english dictionary

  • make something of yourself — be successful, be respected for your skill and honesty    I want to choose an occupation and make something of myself …   English idioms

  • make something of yourself — informal to become successful through your own efforts I wanted to prove to my family that I could make something of myself …   English dictionary

  • make something of — (yourself) to achieve success. I want to make something of myself so that my family will be proud of me. She worked hard in school, hoping she could make something of her life …   New idioms dictionary

  • make something plain — make something plain/make yourself plain/ phrase to say something so that it is obvious what you mean Thomas made plain his concerns about the changes introduced at work. Thesaurus: to make something easier to understandsynonym Main entry: plain …   Useful english dictionary

  • say something to yourself — phrase to have something in your mind, especially something that you are trying to make yourself believe is true ‘This is the real thing,’ he said to himself. say something to yourself (that): say to yourself (that): I keep saying to myself that… …   Useful english dictionary

  • say something to yourself — to have something in your mind, especially something that you are trying to make yourself believe is true This is the real thing, he said to himself. say something to yourself (that), say to yourself (that): I keep saying to myself that I shouldn …   English dictionary

  • make of — phrasal or make over dialect : to praise lavishly : show much affection for I like to be made of paused to make over the baby felt loved and made over * * * make of [phrasal verb …   Useful english dictionary

  • something — some|thing [ sʌmθıŋ ] pronoun *** 1. ) used for referring to a thing, idea, fact, etc. when you do not know or say exactly what it is: I could smell something burning. Carl said something about an operation. Whenever she sees something that she… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • something */*/*/ — UK [ˈsʌmθɪŋ] / US pronoun 1) used for referring to a thing without saying exactly what it is used for referring to a thing, idea, fact etc when you do not know or say exactly what it is I could smell something burning. Carl said something about… …   English dictionary