put (something or someone) on the map

idiom

: 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.

Examples of put (something or someone) on the map in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gerrymandering was first put on the map in a big way by Elbridge Gerry, a founding father who later served as the fifth vice president. TIME, 1 Apr. 2024 Canarsie, Brooklyn, a once relatively unknown neighborhood in NYC had officially been put on the map. Lotoya Francis, Rolling Stone, 19 Feb. 2024 The band had been put on the map with Born to Run in 1975, but were still on the cusp of superstardom when Goldsmith joined the fold. Rachel Desantis, Peoplemag, 29 Nov. 2023 The Orion constellation was put on the map centuries ago, during the time of the ancient Egyptians. Skyler Caruso, Peoplemag, 19 Oct. 2023 While this historic Missouri joint may be the oldest steakhouse in Kanas City, it was recently put on the map in a new light ever since Travis Kelce celebrated his 34th birthday at the hot spot on Oct. 7 this year. Skyler Caruso, Peoplemag, 18 Oct. 2023 Was the longtime Bluehour sous chef back at Angel Food & Fun, the Northeast Portland restaurant his careful Yucatecan cookery put on the map? oregonlive, 19 Dec. 2022 As of Sunday evening, there’s another connection between the two, as the Olmsted Falls senior announced on social media her verbal commitment to the University of Oregon, the school and the program that Prefontaine helped put on the map. Joe Magill, cleveland, 3 Oct. 2022 Los Alamos, New Mexico, was first put on the map during World War II because the atomic bomb was developed and created there. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 20 Apr. 2023

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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 24 May. 2024.

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