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self-made man

noun as in person who achieves success on own

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He was a self-made man, and a self-destroyed man—so he wrote his own punch line.

My father was a self-made man as we use the term, but he was more than that – much more.

A self-made man, he had been obliged to postpone marriage and family life to a comparatively advanced age.

Moreover, he is a self-made man and one who deserves great credit for what he has accomplished in a business way.

He is a self-made man who owes his business advancement entirely to his own efforts.

In the truest sense of that word so dear to modern times, Napoleon was a self-made man.

He is a self-made man whose business advancement is attributable entirely to his own well directed efforts.


On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to self-made man, such as: man to watch, nouveau riche, prosperous person, rising star, self-made woman, and whiz kid.

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