Meaning of “be the making of sb” in the English Dictionary

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"be the making of sb" in British English

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be the making of sb

If something is the making of someone, it develops in them good qualities and characteristics that might not have developed without it:

Five years in the army - that'll be the making of him!

(Definition of “be the making of sb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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