acquit oneself

idiom

Definition of acquit oneself 

: to act or behave in a specified way used to express approval or (less commonly) disapproval of someone's behavior or performance The soldiers acquitted themselves well/honorably in battle.The young actress acquitted herself extremely well/capably in her first film.He acquitted himself poorly in handling the controversy.

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