Did/made me proud

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on April 14, 2005

In Reply to: Did/made me proud posted by Judith on April 14, 2005

: What's the difference between 'he did me proud' and 'he made me proud'?

To "do someone proud" now means to treat them lavishly, provide excellently for them. The original meaning was slightly different: to treat them with great respect and honour (and thereby make them proud).