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made man

noun phrase

A man who has been initiated into the Mafia: He was a mob hanger-on, but not a made man/ a made guy, one of them (1960s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • Circumstances and above all political institutions have made man what he is.

  • He made man for hell or hell for man, one or the other—take your choice.

  • He answered that if he could get that sum he would be a made man for life.

    The Frozen Pirate W. Clark Russell
  • On the first day of June, beloved, I will come to you, and we will be made man and wife.

    The Trail of '98

    Robert W. Service
  • Comport thyself as I do bid thee and art a made man indeed.'

    Privy Seal Ford Madox Ford
  • The third pair that presents itself to be made man and wife—who are they?

    The Lone Ranche Captain Mayne Reid
  • On the sixth day he made all the animals, and at last he made man.

    Light On the Child's Path William Allen Bixler
  • You have got to admit that he will be a made man if he becomes my partner.

    The Goose Man Jacob Wassermann
  • If he could once introduce his gleaner in Venice, he should be a made man.

    Ragged Lady, Complete William Dean Howells
  • If a musician had got such criticisms on a composition, he'd be a made man.

    Cynthia Leonard Merrick

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