make a name for (oneself)

idiom

: to become well-known or famous
He has made quite a name for himself as a golfer.
She is making a name for herself in the art world.

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Recent Examples on the Web The trio will be joined by a mixture of experienced players and rookies aiming to make a name for themselves in Las Vegas. Jason Beede, Orlando Sentinel, 5 July 2024 Dahlia is recently divorced and looking to make a name for herself, separate from her past and her ex. Emily Martin, Them, 28 June 2024 And with hard work, dedication and perseverance was able to make a name for himself and realizes that, more importantly, that he’s just getting started. Danny Klein, SPIN, 27 June 2024 The Mavericks went on to win another county championship, once again going undefeated in the regular season, winning a second straight regional championship and introducing the county to several new Mavericks ready to make a name for themselves for years to come. Timothy Dashiell, Baltimore Sun, 25 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for make a name for (oneself) 

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“Make a name for (oneself).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/make%20a%20name%20for%20%28oneself%29. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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