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make a name for yourself

also make your name
to become well known and respected for doing something in particular She would have done well in any sport, but Virginia ended up making a name for herself in soccer. The French director made his name in the 1980s with off-beat movies.
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make a name for yourself

  also make your name
to become famous or respected by a lot of people It was with his third novel, 'The Darkest Hours', that he made a name for himself.
See also: make, name