make something of yourself

make something of (oneself)

To become successful through one's own initiative or efforts. Valerie went back to school because she wanted to make something of herself before it was too late.
See also: make, of, something

ˈmake something of yourself

be successful in your life: She has the education, the talent and the brains to really make something of herself.
See also: make, of, something
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