put (something or someone) on the map

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Definition of put (something or someone) on the map

: to make (a place, a person, etc.) famous or well-known The story has put our little town on the map. The success of his first album really put him on the map in the music industry.

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“Put (something or someone) on the map.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20%28something%20or%20someone%29%20on%20the%20map. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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