English version

make something of yourself

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmake something of yourselfmake something of yourselfto become successful something
Examples from the Corpus
make something of yourselfMost ladies maids try to make something of themselves.She too wanted her boys to make something of themselves.She was totally uninterested in the proposition that a man ought to make something of himself.The one with the ambition and the talent and the brains to really make something of herself.As with all young people she had to make something of herself before she could offer anything to anyone else.Uncle Allen had made something of himself by 1932.He looked like a man who might be able to make something of himself if a good woman took him in hand.She began to think of it as he, and wondered if he would make something of himself later on in life.
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