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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He had only come on to make his bow at this level a couple of minutes from the end and he went from zero to hero in that time.
DANIEL BENTLEY went from zero to hero as Southend won a dramatic League Two play-off final against Wycombe on penalties.
But the former Fulham stopper went from zero to hero in stoppage time when he blocked a shot from Wolves wide-man Bakary Sako at point-blank range.
HIBS boss Alan Stubbs went from zero to hero as his side dramatically dumped Dumbarton last night.
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.
MARTYN WOOLFORD went from zero to hero as he shot Bristol City to victory in this pulsating Anglo-Welsh derby.
ARSENE Wenger hailed Theo Walcott as he went from zero to hero in an incredible north London derby.
A MERSEYSIDE school which went from zero to hero was today hailed as a national example to follow.
WAYNE PARNELL went from zero to hero as South Africa mounted a brilliant recovery to beat Australia by three wickets and level their T20 series at 1-1 in Johannesburg.
He went from zero to hero seven minutes later when he nodded home Charlie Adam's pin-point cross to fire the hosts ahead.
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.
FULHAM defender Brede Hangeland went from zero to hero after the Norwegian's dramatic 89th-minute equaliser earned his side a 2-2 draw against Manchester United yesterday.
SuBo's star: She went from zero to hero when she sang I Dreamed A Dream on Britain's Got Talent in April, but Susan Boyle was soon embroiled in controversy over her mental stability and ducked out of the spotlight.