Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

make a name for (myself)

make a namemake a name for myself
Meaning(s)
1) become well known, respected, or established in/for something
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    • make a name for yourself in your chosen field/profession
  • Analysis

    Making a name for yourself means you have achieved some notoriety or recognition for your work or are associated with a particular trade or skill.

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Gary left college and moved to Hollywood to try to make a name for himself as an actor.
    2. I worked very hard to make a name for myself as an athlete in my town.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Sarah was very nervous when she first started, but quickly made a name for herself as one of the best teachers at the school.
    2. The boss made it clear that employees who were more interested in making a name for themselves than being part of a team would not last long at the company.
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