do someone proud

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do someone proud

  1. Also, . Be a source of honor, distinction, or pride. For example, She did us proud, handling the problem with such aplomb, or Your new title does you credit. [Early 1800s]

  2. Treat someone or oneself generously or extravagantly, as in You really did us proud with that banquet. [Early 1800s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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