do someone proud

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do someone proud

  1. (idiomatic) To cause someone to feel pride, admiration, or satisfaction.
    • 1867, Anthony Trollope, The Last Chronicle of Barset, ch. 75,
      He very politely assured her that she would ‘do him proud’, whenever she might please to call at Hook Court.
    • 1913, Jack London, The Valley of the Moon, ch. 7,
      "Well, honest to God, it does me proud to meet you," he blurted out. "Shake hands."
    • 2008, "Calderwood praises character," www.sportinglife.com (UK), 13 May (retrieved 18 Jun. 2008),
      I was absolutely delighted with the way we competed and the players did me proud.