make something of

make something of
make something of (yourself) to achieve success.

I want to make something of myself so that my family will be proud of me.

She worked hard in school, hoping she could make something of her life.


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  • make something of — {v. phr.} 1. To make (something) seem important. * /When girls see another girl with a boy, they often try to make something of it./ 2. To start a fight over; use as an excuse to start a quarrel. * /Bob accidentally shoved Bill in the corridor,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make something of — {v. phr.} 1. To make (something) seem important. * /When girls see another girl with a boy, they often try to make something of it./ 2. To start a fight over; use as an excuse to start a quarrel. * /Bob accidentally shoved Bill in the corridor,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make something of — phrasal : to start a fight or a quarrel over : show resentment concerning : challenge I said you cheated do you want to make something of it * * * give or ascribe a specified amount of attention or importance to oddly, he makes little of America… …   Useful english dictionary

  • make something of it — See want to make something of it …   English idioms

  • make (something) worth (your) while — if you tell someone that you will make it worth their while if they do something, you mean you will pay them to do something, especially something bad or illegal. If you can get us his personal files, we ll make it worth your while …   New idioms dictionary

  • make something count — phrase to make something have as useful and positive an effect as possible You only get one chance, so you have to make it count. Thesaurus: to make something possiblesynonym Main entry: count …   Useful english dictionary

  • make something of yourself — make something of (yourself) to achieve success. I want to make something of myself so that my family will be proud of me. She worked hard in school, hoping she could make something of her life …   New idioms dictionary

  • make something plain — make something plain/make yourself plain/ phrase to say something so that it is obvious what you mean Thomas made plain his concerns about the changes introduced at work. Thesaurus: to make something easier to understandsynonym Main entry: plain …   Useful english dictionary

  • make something of yourself — informal phrase to become successful through your own efforts I wanted to prove to my family that I could make something of myself. Thesaurus: to be, or to become successfulsynonym Main entry: something …   Useful english dictionary

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