give a good account of oneself
Behave or perform creditably, as in Harry gave a good account of himself over the last few months, or The company will probably give a good account of itself in the next quarter. This expression transfers a financial reckoning to other affairs. [c. 1600]
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As an example of good science-and-society policymaking, the history of fluoride may be more of a cautionary tale.
But give the Kingdom credit for its sense of mercy: The lashes will be administered only 50 at a time.
With chemotherapy, her doctors give her at least an 80 percent chance of survival.
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The speaker conjures up centuries of collective sagacity, aligning oneself with an eternal, inarguable good.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
We resolved to do our best to merit the good opinion which we thus supposed them to entertain of us.
Of course, considerations of weight have to be taken into account, but the more mould round the roots the better.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
And with some expressions of mutual good-will and interest, master and man separated.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
She did not need a great cook-book; She knew how much and what it took To make things good and sweet and light.
The Seven-score and four on the six middle Bells, the treble leading, and the tenor lying behind every change, makes good Musick.Tintinnalogia, or, the Art of Ringing|Richard Duckworth and Fabian Stedman