Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

put your stamp on

put your stamp on
1) do something in a way that clearly displays your influence
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    • put your own stamp on something rather than copying someone else
  • Analysis

    If you put your stamp on something it means to do something in a way which is particular to you or to leave a mark or signature of your input on a project or item. When you put your stamp on something you do something in the way that is recognisably yours.

  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. I've been putting my own stamp on the house that I bought by stripping down each room and then redecorating them to suit my taste. 
    2. I love what the new owners have done with the building they have really put their stamp on the place.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. The new CEO made it clear that she intends to put her own stamp on the company rather than follow in the footsteps of her predecessor.
    2. Brian's excellent presentation really helped him put his stamp on proceedings. Everyone at the meeting was highly impressed.
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