give a good account of
phrasal to acquit (oneself) well

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  • give a good account of — phrasal : to acquit (oneself) well able to give a good account of himself in a street brawl W.J.Ghent …   Useful english dictionary

  • give a good account of yourself — british phrase to behave or perform very well We gave a good account of ourselves, coming second overall. Thesaurus: to do something well or better than someone elsesynonym Main entry: account * * * give a good account of yourself : to perform… …   Useful english dictionary

  • give a good account of yourself — British to behave or perform very well We gave a good account of ourselves, coming second overall …   English dictionary

  • give a good account of oneself — give a good (or bad) account of oneself make a favorable (or unfavorable) impression through one s performance …   Useful english dictionary

  • give a good account of oneself — idi to behave or perform well …   From formal English to slang

  • give a poor account of yourself — give a good/poor acˈcount of yourself idiom (BrE) to do sth or perform well or badly, especially in a contest • The team gave a good account of themselves in the match. Main entry: ↑accountidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • account of oneself — ▪ To give a good (or bad) performance ▪ To do well (or badly) ● account …   Useful english dictionary

  • On account of — Account Ac*count , n. [OE. acount, account, accompt, OF. acont, fr. aconter. See {Account}, v. t., {Count}, n., 1.] 1. A reckoning; computation; calculation; enumeration; a record of some reckoning; as, the Julian account of time. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To make account of — Account Ac*count , n. [OE. acount, account, accompt, OF. acont, fr. aconter. See {Account}, v. t., {Count}, n., 1.] 1. A reckoning; computation; calculation; enumeration; a record of some reckoning; as, the Julian account of time. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To take account of — Account Ac*count , n. [OE. acount, account, accompt, OF. acont, fr. aconter. See {Account}, v. t., {Count}, n., 1.] 1. A reckoning; computation; calculation; enumeration; a record of some reckoning; as, the Julian account of time. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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