go from zero to hero

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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In fact, Prescott somehow managed to go from zero to hero and was reinvented in the press, with the name 'two-jabs Prescott' to match.
The author invites readers to go from zero to hero in their walk with the Heavenly Father as provider.
Here, Miles opens his Wimbledon diary exclusively to Mailsport and reveals what it's like to go from zero to hero while dreading making the return journey to obscurity.
Now, Woolford (right) plans to go from zero to hero to win over the fans.
JIM LAWLESS attempts to go from zero to hero - in exactly a year - when making his race-riding debut in today's amateurs' handicap at Southwell, writes David Lawrence.
To go from zero to hero on Tyneside really is that simple.
TO FIND OUT MORE CALL ME ON 09050 700 444 YOU go from zero to hero on the love front this month as someone's interest peaks.
I've just read that David Cameron spends ninety pounds on a haircut, And he keeps telling us that we are all in this together, and he is one of us, It helps that he got a pay rise of 11% it's not his fault we can't keep up, And his hairdresser is in the New Years' Honours List, I know, you just couldn't make this up, Well I am a pensioner, and I could get 25 hair cuts for the price he pays, That would keep me going for two years, or 730 days, If David Cameron really wants to be more like us, He should go along and get some clippers from Argos, Then he could give himself a crew cut, a stylish number three, Not only would he go from zero to hero, think of how much money he could save the economy, by Arthur Lowe, Liverpool
30pm BY PAUL KEANE IT'S not easy to go from zero to hero - just ask Mickey Newman.
And as a goalkeeper you can go from zero to hero in two minutes.
People involved have 10 weeks to go from zero to hero," said Dickenson.
While some locals may have their noses put out of joint by the thousands of artists and technicians getting their shows organised, a handful of wannabe stars can see themselves go from zero to hero as talent spotters see their potential and sign them up for more lucrative gigs or even TV shows.
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).
Luckily, you can go from zero to hero just as quickly.
Hassan atoned for his blunder to go from zero to hero and spare Ahli's blushes.