Definition of give a good or bad account of oneself in English:

give a good (or bad) account of oneself

Make a favourable (or unfavourable) impression through one’s performance: he gave a good account of himself in matches against Crewe and Chesterfield
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  • Gilmour is confident that both his fighters will give a good account of themselves on a bill which is being televised live by Sky.
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