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make good

To succeed or complete or fulfill something. Often followed by "on." Your mom and dad have sacrificed a lot to send you to college, so you better make good when you're there. You better make good on all the things you said you would deliver, or the client is not going to be happy.
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make good (at something)

to succeed at something. Bob worked hard to make good at selling. Jane was determined to make good.
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make good

1. Carry out successfully, make sure of, as in He made good his escape. This usage was first recorded in 1606.
2. Fulfill, as in She made good her promise. This usage was first recorded in Miles Coverdale's 1535 translation of the Bible (II Chronicles 6:16): "Make good unto my father, David ... that which thou hast promised him."
3. Compensate for, make up for, as in They made good the loss. This usage first appeared in William Langland's Piers Ploughman (1377).
4. Succeed, as in He made good as a writer. [c. 1900]
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make good

be successful.
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make ˈgood

(informal) become rich and successful, especially when you have started your life poor and unknown: He’s a local boy made good.
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make good

1. To carry out successfully: made good his escape.
2. To fulfill: made good her promise.
3. To make compensation for; make up for: made good the loss.
4. To succeed: made good as a writer.
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His 36-year-olddaughter,Yvette MarsdenBeckett, added: ``Dad has been talking and seems to be making good progress.
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Tenders are invited for Final design, build, fit out and commissioning of a Formulation Laboratory (following the stripping out and making good of an existing laboratory).
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Dunn stated, "We feel that we are making good progress in our efforts to accomplish this goal.
We are making good progress on the international front as well, with what we think will be good news in this 4th quarter.
Quann, making good on her Olympic Trials prediction that she'd take Heyns down, clocked a 1:07.
Teachers can moderate discussions, showing students how to problem solve and guiding them in making good decisions," she adds.
It's all sort of centered around making good choices,'' Gocke said.
Hap Stephen, Algoma's Chief Restructuring Officer, said "The short duration of this extension (two weeks) reflects the fact that we are making good progress towards the completion and filing of a restructuring plan for consideration by Algoma's stakeholders.
The volunteer staff, most of them cancer survivors making good on their own prayers and promises, grew from 15 to 70.
As portfolios are cut in half and investors are beginning to hold their stock gurus and brokers accountable, one Utah guru is making good on a promise he made in July 2000 -- to ski down a mountain at The Canyons Ski Resort in a pink thong if tech stocks didn't turn around by the year's end.
Plus, he said he has been playing good defense and making good plays.
We are making good progress in pursuing e-commerce opportunities, with further enhancements to the on-line booking site, the planned summer launch of our on-line used car sales service and the introduction of a new electronic damage tracking system.