Definition of make one's bow in US English:

make one's bow


  • Make one's first formal appearance in a particular role.

    ‘he made his bow as a science fiction writer’
    • ‘A group of young Burnley fans had a day to remember when Wimbledon made their bow at the National Hockey Stadium in Milton Keynes last weekend.’
    • ‘The centre forward or centre half signed from Guiseley a few weeks ago but has only been available once so far, making tomorrow's game an ideal opportunity to make his bow at Station View.’
    • ‘But Harry will not be getting any butterflies before he makes his bow after 15 years experience in the butchers trade.’
    • ‘This is the first time they have progressed beyond the first round since making their bow in the competition in 1995.’
    • ‘Snooker's glamour boy makes his bow in this year's UK Championship in York at 10 am on Wednesday morning.’
    • ‘The 32-year-old, who was released by Boro at the end of last season, will join his new team-mates at training today before making his bow between the sticks in tonight's friendly against Gainsborough Trinity.’
    • ‘Another Collyhurst lad makes his bow in the pro ranks on home turf.’
    • ‘She makes her bow in a Grand Slam outside of Britain, losing in the first round of the 2003 Australian Open’
    • ‘And he has asked the fans to continue pulling in the same direction as the mystery consortium which is looking to back the club, and carry on the fight in any way they can in readiness for the club to make their bow next season.’
    • ‘Six years ago, he made his full international debut for England to join an elite list of national greats to make their bow around their 21st birthday.’