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: go, hero, to, zero
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Hull's Dutch defender went from zero to hero after handing the Latics' 41st-minute opener on a plate to Nick Powell.
From Zero to Hero is a unique programme, created by the author herself in which children are 'writing down' their own hero and story, by looking at their own talents.
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GIANNELLI IMBULA has been tipped to go from zero to hero at Stoke thanks to his current loan spell with Toulouse.
The striker went from zero to hero at Hampden as the Hibees beat Dundee United in a semi-final shoot-out.
FORGOTTEN Celtic flop Nadir Ciftci has gone from zero to hero in Turkey after netting for Eskisehirspor in a win over Galatasaray.
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.
CAPTAIN Wade Elliott "went from zero to hero", as the veteran made up for a mistake by scoring Bristol City's winner in this top-of-the-table clash.
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.
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.
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.