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Difference between Do oneself well and Do well for oneself

do oneself well

1. provide oneself with comforts, delicacies, etc.:

  • The old artist always did himself well: he took berths on the Orient Express, in spite of Connie’s dislike of trains de luxe….

2. become professionally or financially successful:

  • The film was directed by Bruce Beresford … and with this one I think he has done himself well.

do well for oneself— = do oneself well 2:

  • When we look around this shop the outsider may say to himself that George has done well for himself and is basking in gold.