set an example

idiom

Definition of set an example

: to behave in a way that shows other people how to behave It's up to you to set an example.

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“Set an example.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/set%20an%20example. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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