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English definition of “make a name for yourself”

make a name for yourself

C2 to become famous or respected by a lot of people: He's made a name for himself as a talented journalist.Fame and famous
(Definition of make a name for yourself from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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