model oneself after

idiom

chiefly US
: to try to be like and to behave like (someone one admires)
Children often model themselves after their parents.

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“Model oneself after.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/model%20oneself%20after. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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