make (one's) bow

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make (one's) bow

To appear for the first time in some role or position. He's played on the team for years, but he's making his first bow as team captain tomorrow night. The acclaimed director's daughter will be making her bow as an actress in next week's blockbuster.
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make your bow

make your first formal appearance in a particular role.
See also: bow, make