Habitually do something, as in Bill makes a practice of checking the oil and gas before every long trip. [ c. 1900 ]
- Make arrangements for
Plan or prepare for someone or something, as in Who is making all the arrangements for our sales meeting? This expression employs arrangements in the sense of “measures or preparations for a particular purpose,” a usage dating from the late 1700s.
- Make a run for
see: make a break for
- Make a scene
verb phrase To exhibit anger, indignation, fiery temper, hysterics, etc, in a public outburst: I asked her to be quiet and not make a scene/ Why don’t these pay cable services make a public stink about the Time Inc-Manhattan Cable monopoly?/ ”I never made a big stink about it,” says Righetti (entry form 1804+, variant […]
- Make a score