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Ensure someone's success or favourable development:‘this place has been the making of me in many ways’
- ‘Recovering from this breakdown was the making of him, he says now.’
- ‘Ironically, Stuart's 14 years in jail were the making of him.’
- ‘I was quite happy to accept the pressures and responsibilities, and in many ways it's been the making of me.’
- ‘‘The army or navy can be the making of them,’ he says.’
- ‘Years later, the same traits have been the making of him.’
- ‘The workingclass background will be the making of him.’
- ‘But if McConnell can stand the strain, some allies also believe it could be the making of him.’
- ‘A lot of needling went on just about constantly, but it was the making of you in a strange way.’
- ‘He got into trouble with the law at an early age with him being sent to an Approved School, a move which he said was the making of him.’
- ‘He says that it was the making of him - that he came back from his hell a better person.’
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