go from zero to hero

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go from zero to hero

To change an outcome, one's situation, or oneself from being particularly unsuccessful, negative, unfortunate, or unpopular to being especially successful, positive, fortunate, or popular. After his parents won the lottery, John went from zero to hero in his high school overnight. With computer programming becoming an increasingly in-demand skill, many who might have been picked on in high school are now going from zeros to heroes.
See also: hero, zero
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First Kyle Storer went from zero to hero inside six minutes, as his clumsy challenge gave away the penalty from which Ryan Bird put Dover ahead on 23 minutes, but he made amends instantly, arriving in the box to drive into the bottom corner after Jamey Osborne's shot was blocked.
VETERAN goalkeeper Simon Mooney went from zero to hero in Berry Brow's quest for cup glory.
Dack went from zero to hero as he made amends for a penalty miss to hit the winner for the League One outfit.
The striker went from zero to hero at Hampden as the Hibees beat Dundee United in a semi-final shoot-out.
The 33-year-old centre-half went from zero to hero having become embroiled in a row with supporters during Saturday's FA Cup tie at Wycombe.
TRANMERE defender Michael Ihiekwe went from zero to hero after netting an a last-minute equaliser.
HIBS boss Alan Stubbs went from zero to hero as his side dramatically dumped Dumbarton last night.
Egyptian actor, Amir Kararah , went from zero to hero in the Arab world when he took a leading role in the huge hit, 'Ruby', last year.
You know what, Vino, you went from zero to hero in one week," Cowell told the soul singer.
EMMETT FRIARS went from zero to hero after scoring the last-gasp equaliser that ensured DUNGANNON SWIFTS' Premier surival.
ARSENE Wenger hailed Theo Walcott as he went from zero to hero in an incredible north London derby.
A MERSEYSIDE school which went from zero to hero was today hailed as a national example to follow.
Interesting, if not ironic, how one set of characters, the new (or old) owners went from hero to zero in a comparatively short space of time, while the bankers, of all people, went from zero to hero in an even shorter timeframe.
FULHAM defender Brede Hangeland went from zero to hero after the Norwegian's dramatic 89th-minute equaliser earned his side a 2-2 draw against Manchester United yesterday.
SuBo's star: She went from zero to hero when she sang I Dreamed A Dream on Britain's Got Talent in April, but Susan Boyle was soon embroiled in controversy over her mental stability and ducked out of the spotlight.