make one's mark
phrasal to achieve success or fame

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • make one's mark — {v. phr.} To become known to many people; do well the work you started to do; make a reputation. * /Shakespeare made his mark as a playwright./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make one's mark — {v. phr.} To become known to many people; do well the work you started to do; make a reputation. * /Shakespeare made his mark as a playwright./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make one's mark — index pass (satisfy requirements) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • make one's mark — verb To make, or leave, a lasting impression, especially to achieve apparent success …   Wiktionary

  • To make one's mark — Mark Mark, n. [OE. marke, merke, AS. mearc; akin to D. merk, MHG. marc, G. marke, Icel. mark, Dan. m[ae]rke; cf. Lith. margas party colored. [root]106, 273. Cf. {Remark}.] 1. A visible sign or impression made or left upon anything; esp., a line,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • leave one's mark — {v. phr.} To leave an impression upon; influence someone. * /Tolstoy never won the Nobel Prize, but he left his mark on world literature./ See: MAKE ONE S MARK …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • leave one's mark — {v. phr.} To leave an impression upon; influence someone. * /Tolstoy never won the Nobel Prize, but he left his mark on world literature./ See: MAKE ONE S MARK …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • To carry one's point — Point Point, n. [F. point, and probably also pointe, L. punctum, puncta, fr. pungere, punctum, to prick. See {Pungent}, and cf. {Puncto}, {Puncture}.] 1. That which pricks or pierces; the sharp end of anything, esp. the sharp end of a piercing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To set one's cap for — Set Set (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Set}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Setting}.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian, OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. s[ a]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative from the root… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To set one's self against — Set Set (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Set}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Setting}.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian, OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. s[ a]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative from the root… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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