Idioms with MAKE
make someone’s day
to make someone feel happy
Seeing her smile always makes my day.
make someone’s blood boil
to make someone very angry
The way they were poorly treated made my blood boil.
make someone’s skin crawl
to make someone very uncomfortable
His singing makes my skin crawl.
make someone’s mouth water
to make someone feel hungry
The smell of the cooked fish made my mouth water.
make someone’s hair stand on end
to make someone frightened
Any kind of siren always makes my hair stand on end.
to become successful
He never really made it as a writer.
to manage with the things that you have
I usually make do with a cup of coffee for breakfast.
to be easy to understand’
This sentence doesn’t make sense.
make or break something
to make something a success or a failure
The board has the power to make or break a project.
make the most of something
to get the maximum use or advantage from something
We’re only here for a day, so let’s make the most of it.
make a splash
to become suddenly very successful or popular
Her first novel made a big splash.
make a scene
to behave in a loud, angry way in public
I was angry, but I didn’t want to make a scene.
make a fool of yourself
to make yourself seem stupid by behaving in a silly way
He made a fool of himself in front of everyone.
make a name for yourself
to become well-known or respected by a lot of people
She has made a name for herself as a talented journalist.
make a killing
to make a lot of money very quickly
He made a killing in the stock market.