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make a man out of you

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make a man out of you

Postby Hung Tao » Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:28 pm

Please explain the meaning of the phrase "make a man out of you" in the following sentence:
I'll make a man out of you.
Thanks a lot.
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Re: make a man out of you

Postby maazrah » Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:30 pm

Hi,

It means that you will make someone mature.

For example you can say, "The army will make a man out of you" meaning that the army will instill in you certainly 'manly' characteristics.

Hope that helps,
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