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potential formal date

Someone one might like or be able to take as a date to a formal dance in college. I thought he might be a great potential formal date, but I heard he'd already asked another girl to go with him. I just think it would be easier if everyone still looking for a date to their formal just wore a nameplate reading "potential formal date."
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realize (one's) potential

To perform to the utmost of one's abilities; to find as much success as is possible for one. "Potential" is often modified by "full" or "true." I wish you would realize your true potential instead of wasting your talents in this dead-end job. I've decided to start training with the Olympic team so I can realize my full potential.
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realize one's potential

to fulfill one's potential; to do as well as one possibly can. I hope I can get a good education so lean realize my potential.
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References in classic literature ?
The potential waiter waved him away, and turned, gravely, to me.
The perfect immobility of her pose expressed the agitation of rage and despair, all the potential violence of tragic passions, better than any shallow display of shrieks, with the beating of a distracted head against the walls, could have done.
de Bellegarde, who saw himself reflected in the mind of his potential brother-in-law in a crude and colorless form, unpleasantly dissimilar to the impressive image projected upon his own intellectual mirror.
Constitutionally shy of the direct approach, Raffles was further deterred by a ball in full swing at the Empress Rooms, whence potential witnesses were pouring between dances into the cool deserted street.
I was aware of a faintly perceptible shrinking on the part of the listeners before this figure of revolution, concrete, potential, and menacing.
Being now a man without a ship, and having for a time broken my connection with the sea--become, in fact, a mere potential passenger--it would have been more appropriate perhaps if I had gone to stay at an hotel.
His tall figure was buttoned up in a tight-waisted fashion that rather accentuated his potential bulk, and he wore a red flower in his buttonhole.
I am not talking of the great imaginatively-realised Individualism of such poets as I have mentioned, but of the great actual Individualism latent and potential in mankind generally.
And yet was he to accuse Miss Daisy Miller of actual or potential inconduite, as they said at Geneva?
Nevertheless, if the steel native or rest potentials can be known, the level of cathodic polarization applied on the steel pipe surface for a given off-potential can be evaluated and provides a more direct measure (than an off-potential) on the magnitude of corrosion rate reduction.
Ecologic niche modeling (ENM) is a growing field with many potential applications to questions regarding the geography and ecology of disease transmission.
After the concept is developed, it is time to quickly assess the potential opportunity by using a quick seven-step opportunity evaluation that takes less than 30 minutes to complete.
Regarding our central question of potential harm to children, the published literature contained some information about the product, including an in vitro toxicity model, but traditional published resources and a network of environmental health experts could not establish the product's safety in use with children.
In the aftermath of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, concerns over discovery, spoliation, and what is considered pending or potential investigations or litigation have catapulted to the priority lists of most companies.
Reflecting the European Central Bank's's inflation target of less than 2 percent and real potential growth of probably only around 1 percent in Euroland, a more realistic assumption for Euroland nominal trend growth is around 3 percent.