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 kind, magnanimous, or conscientious when hosting one. Oh, I had a wonderful stay at Anna's house—she was a very attentive host and really did me proud.
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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.
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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.
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do (one) proud
To act or perform in a way that gives cause for pride.
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