American Idioms and Expressions

Make A Name For Oneself Idiom

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make a name for oneself
What does make a name for oneself mean?
become well-known or famousHe has made a name for himself in the field of computers.
make a name for oneself
What does make a name for oneself mean?
to become well-known or famous The man has made a name for himself in the field of computers.


Some Random Idioms
freeze (someone) out
What does "freeze (someone) out" mean?
to prevent someone from getting a share in something by unfriendly or dishonest treatmentThey froze the man out of the profits that they had made on the sale of the land.
About face
What does "About face" mean?
If someone changes their mind completely, this is an about face. It can be used when companies, governments, etc, change their position on an issue.
After your own heart
What does "After your own heart" mean?
A person after your own heart thinks the same way as you.
put two and two together
What does "put two and two together" mean?
to understand or figure something out after learning all the factsI put two and two together and realized why my boss was absent last month.
let sleeping dogs lie
What does "let sleeping dogs lie" mean?
do not make trouble if you do not have to You should let sleeping dogs lie and not ask our boss about the dispute.

stand on ceremony
What does "stand on ceremony" mean?
to be formal"You do not need to stand on ceremony here. You can relax."
SOB
What does "SOB" mean?
Son Of a Bitch - a swear word used in anger or when you want to insult someone Son Of a Bitch - a swear word used in anger or when you want to insult someoneThe man called me a SOB when I drove in front of him in the parking lot.
All bets are off
What does "All bets are off" mean?
If all bets are off, then agreements that have been made no longer apply.
hottie
What does "hottie" mean?
sexy, appealing person (usually a woman)
fix up (something) or fix (something) up
What does "fix up (something) or fix (something) up" mean?
to repair something, to put something back in good condition We want to fix up our house this summer.

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