better oneself

idiom

: to do things (such as improving education) that will make one a better or more successful person
She was born poor but she has worked hard to better herself.

Examples of better oneself in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tom Leinbach Charlottesville, Va. Student debt has eviscerated the fundamental American dream to better oneself and achieve through developing one’s talents via education. WSJ, 12 May 2021

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“Better oneself.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/better%20oneself. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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