Idiom:  make one’s mark


Idiom:  make one’s mark

  • to be successful and famous doing something

Example sentences

  • I plan to make my mark by writing the next great American novel.
  • He made his mark in the business world but then switched to philanthropy after he amassed a fortune.
  • Same-sex couple Pete and Chasten Buttigieg are making their mark in US politics.
  • Salvador Fernandez was a Cuban refugee who made his mark as a physicist and inventor.
  • Gymnast Nadia Comaneci made her mark in the sport scoring the first perfect 10 at the 1976 Olympic Games.
  • My daughter wants to make her mark in medicine, finding a cure for cancer.
  • My parents made their mark in our town by opening the first Health food COOP.
  • The students from Parkland High School are making their mark fighting for gun control laws against the powerful gun lobby and conservative media pundits. 


  • leave a legacy
  • leave one's mark

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