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"self-made" in American English

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self-madeadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈselfˈmeɪd/
successful as a ​result of ​your own ​effort: a self-made man
(Definition of self-made from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"self-made" in Business English

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self-madeadjective

uk   us   /ˌselfˈmeɪd/
rich and ​successful as a ​result of your own ​work, and not because of ​money from your family: a self-made ​businessman/​entrepreneur/​millionaire
(Definition of self-made from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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