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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Dungey, Jacobs, and Tian (2017) use an unobserved components (UC) filter to forecast one-step-ahead potential for the G-7 countries and find that allowing for correlated shocks is more valuable to the measurement of potential than allowing for structural breaks.
Pakistan's export potential for any product to be exported to Thailand is calculated by subtracting its actual exports for a particular product to Thailand from the minimum of its exports to the world or from Thailand's imports of the same product from other parts of the world.
The markets with greatest potential for Philippines's exports of ornamental plants, excluding flowers and buds, are Japan, the Netherlands and the US.
Potential, a combination of x number (lists differ, but are similar) of characteristics, is real, is roughly normally distributed, and is proven to be related to performance and being promoted.
During the potential mapping of reinforced concrete structures the potential difference between the reinforcing steel embedded in concrete and an external reference electrode placed on the concrete surface is determined (Figure 1).
Created by Data Design Studio Berlin and Sebastian Sadowski, Export Potential Map topped the web subcategory for Excellent Communication Design.
A New Ventricular Late Potential Classification System Using Ant Colony Optimization.
The Manning-Rosen potential was first proposed to define the vibrational behavior of diatomic molecules by Manning and Rosen in 1933 [5].
For insurers, being aware of the areas at risk can aid in the understanding of potential water damage exposure from storm surges, particularly for those who may not be aware of their risk or who do not fall within Federal Emergency Management Agency's flood zones.
To prepare forecasts of the actual development in the longer term, the NIER makes assessments of the potential levels of output and employment.
One reason for the lower-than-expected output is that the recovery has been slow and the economy is still producing much less than its potential output level--the level that could be reached if all available capital and labor were being used at a high rate.
Open circuit potential (OCP) is measured with no external current applied to a metal surface.
Willie Louw and family walked away with prizes worth more than N$20,000 as Namibian national weaner calf champion as well as regional winner for the northern region in both the categories for feedlot potential and veld potential.
Synopsis: If all adults worldwide who would like to migrate actually moved where they want to, Gallup's Potential Net Youth Migration and Potential Net Brain Gain indexes show highly developed countries would see an influx of young people rather than educated people.