give a good account of oneself

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give a good account of oneself (third-person singular simple present gives a good account of oneself, present participle giving a good account of oneself, simple past gave a good account of oneself, past participle given a good account of oneself)

  1. (idiomatic) To act in a creditable manner.
    • 2021 May 2, Emma Sanders, “Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Sheffield United”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      He was one of two changes to the Spurs starting line-up as interim manager Ryan Mason called up Bale and Dele Alli in place of Harry Winks and Lucas Moura.
      Both gave good accounts of themselves - Alli showing sparkles of quality in the first half before fading in the second.