do someone proud
Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
- (idiomatic) To cause someone to feel pride, admiration, or satisfaction.
1867, Anthony Trollope, chapter 75, in The Last Chronicle of Barset:
- He very politely assured her that she would ‘do him proud’, whenever she might please to call at Hook Court.
1913, Jack London, chapter 7, in The Valley of the Moon:
- "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.