do (someone or oneself) proud(redirected from do them proud)
do (someone or oneself) proud
1. To do something well and feel pride as a result. You really directed a fantastic play, Janet—you've done yourself proud! I know that math is a tough subject for you, so you really did me proud by getting an A- this semester.
2. To be very conscientious when hosting someone. Oh, I had a wonderful stay at Anna's house—she was a very attentive host and really did me proud.
do oneself proud
to have done a very fine job. That's super! You've done yourself proud! I feel like I've done myself proud by earning high honors.
do someone proud
to make someone proud. Bill's kids sure did him proud at the boat race. Mary resolved she would do her friends proud.
do (one) proud
To act or perform in a way that gives cause for pride.