English version

give a good/poor account of yourself

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgive a good/poor account of yourselfgive a good/poor account of yourselfPERFORMto do something or perform very well or very badly Kevin gave a good account of himself in today’s game. account
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give a good/poor account of yourselfThirteen-year-old Patsy, who could always give a good account of herself, looked upset.Cooper gave a good account of himself in the fight.Though it gave a good account of itself, Dave gently persuaded the fish close enough to be lifted aboard the boat.Sussex's Wood gave a good account of herself and should have claimed the second set.
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