make something of (oneself)

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of make something of (oneself)

: to become successful
  • She has worked very hard to make something of herself.

Word by Word Definitions

make play
  1. : behave, act

  2. : to begin or seem to begin (an action)

  3. : to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. : the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

  2. : brand

  3. : the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

oneself play
  1. : a person's self : one's own self

  2. : one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self


make something of oneself

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Definition of make something of oneself

: to become successful
  • He decided to go back to college and make something of himself.

Word by Word Definitions

make play
  1. : behave, act

  2. : to begin or seem to begin (an action)

  3. : to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. : the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

  2. : brand

  3. : the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

oneself play
  1. : a person's self : one's own self

  2. : one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self


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