do yourself/somebody proud
do (one or oneself) proud
1. To do something well and cause one or oneself to 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 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 somebody ˈproud(old-fashioned, British English) look after a guest very well, especially by giving them good food, entertainment, etc: We spent the holidays with them and they really did us proud.
do yourself/somebody ˈprouddo something that makes you proud of yourself or that makes other people proud of you: The team did us proud by winning 3-0 on Saturday.
do (one) proud
To act or perform in a way that gives cause for pride.