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Today's Lesson
SELF-MADE   自力で出世した


  • To be self-made is to have achieved success, wealth, fame, etc. by your own efforts.
  • self-made とは、自分自身の努力で、成功や富、名誉などを手に入れた、という意味です。



  1. She's a self-made millionaire who earned her fortune without the help of her equally wealthy father.
  2. It would be arrogant to consider myself a self-made man. I owe too large a debt of gratitude to too many people.
  3. The cover story calls him “The Hotel Industry's Self-Made Superstar.”

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