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- To achieve substantial success in life, often in business.
1925, Gilbert K. Chesterton, What I Saw in America, page 94:
2007, Michael Eric Dyson, Know What I Mean?: Reflections on Hip-Hop:
- The moment DJay becomes a rapper, the moment he becomes an artist, is linked to his own understanding of what hip hop was about when Skinny Black, his idol, a local homeboy who made good as a rapper, was “blowing up."
2012, Robert Wuthnow, Red State Religion: Faith and Politics in America's Heartland, page 200:
- (often with "on"): To complete successfully.
- He made good his escape by jumping from a second-story window.
- The check bounced, but he said he will make good on it next month.
- To remedy or compensate for (a defect or deficiency).
- The company made good the damage by paying my repair costs.