leave an impression

leave an impression

To have or create a strong impact on someone, whether good or bad (usually specified by an adjective before "impression.") Make sure you brush your hair and wear a clean suit—you want to leave a good impression on your first day in the office. It's clear that the defendant's impassioned speech left a strong impression on the jury.
See also: impression, leave
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

leave an impression (on someone)

 and leave someone with an impression
Fig. to provide a lasting memory for someone after one has left. (Akin to make an impression on someone.) Her performance was less than stunning. She didn't leave a very good impression on us.
See also: impression, leave
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Existing in the culturally rich overlap between her Chinese heritage and experience with American assimilation, these new and selected poems boast a fearless energy and tenderness of spirit that are certain to leave an impression on both veteran devotees and new readers alike.
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Few had expected the north Africans to leave an impression in Brazil - a feeling heightened by - defeat to Belgium in their Group H opener.
Tatjana Popovska comments for Utrinski vesnik that if BDI's leader Ali Ahmeti wants to leave an impression in the public that he is a credible politician, he would have to try harder.
Although their cooperation is about to break all records of duration of coalitions in Macedonia, Gruevski and Ahmeti frequently leave an impression of each being the opposition of the other rather than of being two partners in office.
Looking sexy in a silver mini dress, the 44-year-old former Playmate, who will be staying with the contestants for the first weekend said that she will leave an impression on each contestant.
The way the men present themselves is more bravura, and it was good for me to see that." Ballerinas who fly through the air with the ballon and bravura to rival a man's leave an impression, too.
But the 37-year-old will no doubt leave an impression on Corrie viewers.
Take whatever you need to leave an impression with those you want to make contact with.
Through the advertisement's positive reinforcement, and stressing the good things in life, Bud Dry attempts to create a spot that will leave an impression on consumers' minds.
I want to make an impact and leave an impression on Jurgen Klinsmann."
However, the political parties leave an impression that they speak about the subject only to shift the blame onto the other political rival.
One of the first images to really leave an impression was Brad Pitt in Fight Club.
Her writing style is colorful and imaginative and the story is powerful enough to leave an impression long after you've read the final word of the final chapter and put the book down to rest.
No matter how much the Government wants to leave an impression that the European integration is carried out without any obstacles and that the name is the only reason that we did not get set with a date for EU accession talks, the latest events have definitely refuted this, says Igor Caveski for Vreme.