Become famous: by the time he was thirty-five, he had made a name for himself as a successful railway contractor
More example sentences
- Now, she's got a familiar name, but she made a name for herself by being an author and columnist.
- A lot of restaurants, hotels, and bars make a name for themselves when a famous guest stops by and signs a photo.
- If the pranksters' aim is to make a name for themselves, they are succeeding.
Definition of make a name for oneself in:
- The US English dictionary