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do someone proud

informal

Definition of do someone proud in English:

1Act in a way that gives someone cause to feel pleased or satisfied: they did themselves proud in a game which sent the fans home happy
More example sentences
  • They are a young team and they came to Croke Park and did everyone proud, they certainly did me proud.
  • He did his people proud and he did New Zealand proud.
  • I hope I continue to do you proud and I look forward to seeing you again.’
1.1Treat someone very well, typically by lavishly feeding or entertaining them.
Example sentences
  • Our young actresses did us proud with a most entertaining production based on a wake.
  • Our chefs did us proud by clearly drawing out the peerless differences in the flavour of Pakistani cuisine.
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