make a name for (myself)


1. become well known, respected, or established in/for something






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make a name for yourself in your chosen field/profession

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Making a name for yourself means you have achieved some notoriety or recognition for your work or are associated with a particular trade or skill.

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  1. Gary left college and moved to Hollywood to try to make a name for himself as an actor.
  2. I worked very hard to make a name for myself as an athlete in my town.

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  1. Sarah was very nervous when she first started, but quickly made a name for herself as one of the best teachers at the school.
  2. The boss made it clear that employees who were more interested in making a name for themselves than being part of a team would not last long at the company.

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