informal Do something to the specified degree of success: they’re all solid citizens, all capable of making a good fist of being an MP
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- And I knew I could do things, and I applied for about 60 jobs out of the paper that I thought I would make a good fist of.
- And the fact that the Irishman is apparently making a decent fist of that is forcing quite a few people in football to reconsider their judgment of the manager, if not of the man.
- For a man whose first love is cricket, he isn't making a bad fist of professional rugby.
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