self-made man

self-made man

Meaning

  • someone who achieves the success with his own hark work
  • to come up the social, economic or financial ladder by one’s self, without asking for or taking help

Example Sentences

  1. The governor is a self-made man and has had properties around the city even before he joined politics.
  2. My son is clear about wanting to become a self-made man. He does not want any help from me.
  3. He accepted dowry and made some money using what his father-in-law gave him. How do you call him a self-made man?
  4. Do you know someone who is a self-made man? You really need an inspiration.
  5. Uncle Bill is a self-made man and sees every problem as his own.
  6. A self-made man would understand the value of his empire more than anything else. It is because he works hard to create it.
  7. I do not know of many self-made men They used to be plentiful two decades back.

Origin

This phrase originates within the grandeur of the Greek kings and how the recognition that came to a person from his own deeds was much better than recognition through association. This is just a speculation though since there is no literary evidence to support this theory.

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The phrase was coined in 1852 by Henry Clay in the U.S. Senate.

- Anonymous August 10, 2020

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