Definition of “make good” - English Dictionary

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“make good” in British English

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make good

to succeed and become rich:

a working-class boy made good

When someone makes good something, they either pay for it, or make it happen:

My uncle owed thousands, but eventually he made good on all of his debts.

(Definition of “make good” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“make good” in American English

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make good

to become successful and usually rich:

He’s a boy from a poor background who made good on Wall Street.

(Definition of “make good” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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