(Of an experience or person) turn a young man into a mature adult: swimming will make a man out of you
More example sentences
- 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.
Definition of make a man out of someone in:
- The US English dictionary