be the making of someone

be the making of (one)

To be a positively transformative event in one's life. He used to be irresponsible with money, but buying a home was the making of him—he's never been late with a single payment! In many ways, surviving that internship was the making of me.
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be the making of someone

ensure someone's success or favourable development.
See also: making, of, someone
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