make a man (out) of (one)(redirected from make a man)
make a man (out) of (one)
To impel a young man to mature into an adult through some kind of experience. I was just a kid when I came out of college, but my first few months at a real job made a man out of me. Here are Academy Prep, we take your son and make a man of him.
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make a man of someone
Fig. to make a young male into an adult male. The experience will make a man of Ted. Send Wally into the army. That'll make a man of him.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
make a ˈman of/out of somebodymake a young man develop and become more adult: My father was very old-fashioned. He was always trying to ‘make a man of me’ by taking me fishing or camping with him.
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