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make a man out of someone

Definition of make a man out of someone in English:

(Of an experience or person) turn a young man into a mature adult: I make men out of them and teach them never to let anyone outsmart them
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  • They were really nice and accommodating, knowing that everyone has a different pain tolerance and that getting a tattoo is often the kind of experience that ‘makes a man out of you.’
  • But I think every lad in Rochdale should do it because it makes a man out of you and I think a bit of discipline would put a stop to a lot of trouble.
  • I set sail with the Navy Seals and, let me tell you, they made a man out of me.
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