give a good account of yourself


give a good account of yourself
give a good account of yourself british phrase
to behave or perform very well

We gave a good account of ourselves, coming second overall.

Thesaurus: to do something well or better than someone elsesynonym
Main entry: account

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give a good account of yourself
: to perform well especially in a competition

If I ever had to fight, I think I could give a good account of myself.

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Main Entry:account

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give a good/poor acˈcount of yourself idiom
(BrE) to do sth or perform well or badly, especially in a contest

The team gave a good account of themselves in the match.

Main entry:accountidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • give a good account of yourself — British to behave or perform very well We gave a good account of ourselves, coming second overall …   English dictionary

  • give a poor account of yourself — give a good/poor acˈcount of yourself idiom (BrE) to do sth or perform well or badly, especially in a contest • The team gave a good account of themselves in the match. Main entry: ↑accountidiom …   Useful english dictionary

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  • account — [[t]əka͟ʊnt[/t]] ♦ accounts, accounting, accounted 1) N COUNT If you have an account with a bank or a similar organization, you have an arrangement to leave your money there and take some out when you need it. Some banks make it difficult to open …   English dictionary

  • account — ac|count1 W1S2 [əˈkaunt] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(description)¦ 2¦(at a bank)¦ 3 take account of something 4 on account of something 5 accounts 6 on account 7¦(with a shop/company)¦ 8¦(bill)¦ 9¦(arrangement to sell goods)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • account — 1 noun 1 DESCRIPTION (C) a) a written or spoken description which gives details of an event: There were several different accounts of the story in the newspapers. | give an account: David gave us a vivid account of his trip to Rio. | blow by blow …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • give — 1 verb past tense gavepast participle given PROVIDE/SUPPLY 1 (T) to provide or supply someone with something: give sb sth: Researchers were given a 10,000 grant to continue their work. | Can you give me a ride to the office on Tuesday? | He went… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Blown for Good —   Book cover …   Wikipedia

  • ethics — /eth iks/, n.pl. 1. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) a system of moral principles: the ethics of a culture. 2. the rules of conduct recognized in respect to a particular class of human actions or a particular group, culture, etc.: medical ethics;… …   Universalium


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