I came across some sentences using out of something or someone and I can't make its meaning clear all the time, say I want to make a supersonic man out of you. How can I understand this sentence and out of here represent what?


From this link:

It simply means to create/construct X (product/result) using Y (material/substance to be processed/utilized).

I want to make a supersonic man out of you

Supersonic Man = product/result

You = Material to be processed/utilized

You might be interested to see this discussion in EL&U.

PS: The example sentence seems like a science experiment to me. Reminds me of Captain America and the Hulk.

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