leave its mark

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leave (one's or its) mark on (someone or something)

To have a lasting effect on someone or something. Casey's experience in theater really left its mark on her—she's much less shy these days. Mark's aggressive leadership style has really left its mark on the company.
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leave (or make) its (or your or a) mark

have a lasting or significant effect.
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ˌleave/ˌmake your/its ˈmark (on something/somebody)

do something important, that has a lasting effect or makes a lasting impression (on something/somebody): As Minister for Education, he left his mark on British politics.Her two unhappy marriages have left their mark (= have made her an unhappy person).
See also: leave, make, mark
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The Younger Dryas, however, did leave its mark in the Gulf of Maine.