go from zero to hero

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go from zero to hero

To change an outcome, one's situation, or oneself from being particularly unsuccessful, negative, unfortunate, or unpopular to being especially successful, positive, fortunate, or popular. After his parents won the lottery, John went from zero to hero in his high school overnight. With computer programming becoming an increasingly in-demand skill, many who might have been picked on in high school are now going from zeros to heroes.
See also: hero, zero
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But a group of highly organised criminals who target the mall on Black Friday have Paul going from zero to hero.
DANIEL Bentley went from zero to hero as Southend won a dramatic League Two play-off final against Wycombe on penalties.
In 12 months, Big Sam has gone from zero to hero, and a win this afternoon will only reinforce his claim to be the Manager of the Year.
The goal settled a game that did huge credit to League One, and City boss Steve Cotterill admitted: "Wade went from zero to hero in the space of a minute.
HIBS boss Alan Stubbs went from zero to hero as his side dramatically dumped Dumbarton last night.
From Zero to Hero in Your Finances is intended to help readers grapple with spiritual principles relating to financial blessing.
Now, Woolford (right) plans to go from zero to hero to win over the fans.
Egyptian actor, Amir Kararah , went from zero to hero in the Arab world when he took a leading role in the huge hit, 'Ruby', last year.
You know what, Vino, you went from zero to hero in one week," Cowell told the soul singer.
He went from zero to hero seven minutes later when he nodded home Charlie Adam's pin-point cross to fire the hosts ahead.
Show Me the Funny ITV1, 9pm In a world where wannabe pop stars are transformed from zero to hero overnight, its little wonder some bright spark thought they'd try and sprinkle a little X Factor-style magic over this contest.
Interesting, if not ironic, how one set of characters, the new (or old) owners went from hero to zero in a comparatively short space of time, while the bankers, of all people, went from zero to hero in an even shorter timeframe.
Made in the Midlands - page 5 The engineering profession has something of an image problem when faced with the glitz and glamour of television shows like X Factor and Britain's Next Top Model which lure young people into thinking going from zero to hero via a television show is a feasible career path.
SIR - William Rees-Mogg wrote recently that while many people go from hero to zero, Peter Mandelson has managed to go from zero to hero (The Times, August 3, 2009, Opinion).
Saltagioo went from zero to hero as the drop into claiming class and a fine ride from Darryll Holland did the trick for the Marco Botti-trained entire.