make (one's) mark

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make (one's) mark

To do something that will be remembered or that makes one famous or successful; to do something that is very important or meaningful. The actress first made her mark with her incredible performance as Lady Macbeth on Broadway. I chose to pursue a career in medical research so that I might someday make my mark in the world with a groundbreaking discovery.
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make one's mark

to do something that allows one to receive appropriate recognition. Perry made his mark by inventing a special kind of holder for a cell phone.
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make one's mark

Achieve distinction, as in Terry soon made his mark as an organist. This expression transfers a written or printed symbol to a strong impression. [Mid-1800s] Also see make a name for oneself.
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make your mark

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make a mark

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1. If you make your mark or make a mark, you do something which causes you to become noticed or famous. Today we look at the new generation of Japanese directors making their mark in world cinema. She's only been with the company for three months but she's certainly made her mark. He was new to politics and had not yet made a mark.
2. If something makes its mark or makes a mark, it starts to be noticed or to have an effect. The film has already made its mark in terms of awards. If cricket ever made a mark in the United States, it would be guys like Bevan who would sell it.
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make your mark

become famous and successful.
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ˌmake your ˈmark

become famous because you are very good at something: He’s an actor who has made his mark in comedy shows.
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ASCAP's film and television music composers also had an exceptional year making their mark in prime time TV series and top box office hits including James Horner (House of Sand and Fog), Howard Shore (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King), Gabriel Yared (Cold Mountain); Sean Callery (24), Bruce Broughton (Eloise at the Plaza), and Bill Conti for outstanding musical direction for the 75th Annual Academy Awards.
Innovative private companies like NetLogic are making their mark on the semiconductor sector, being part of a group of start-ups emerging from the downturn in a strong position," said Jodi Shelton, co-founder and executive director of the FSA.
Long ago, people began making their mark through artistic expression.
Telsoft expects other companies in its portfolio, such as SeeCommerce, Recruitsoft and MEI, to experience strong growth in 2001, while making their mark in the evolution of new technologies throughout North America.
In this period, the School has grown three-fold and its alumni are now making their mark in prestigious firms in the business world.
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