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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 Grammar:Names and titles: addressing peopleWhen we talk to someone directly, we use names and titles:
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