Make capital out of

Use profitably, turn to account, as in The challengers made capital out of the President’s signing a bill that increased taxes. This expression, first recorded in 1855, uses capital in the sense of “material wealth used to create more wealth.”


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    Engage someone in talking purely for its own sake, make small talk, as in She had a real talent for making conversation with strangers. [ c. 1920 ]

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    Urgently require something of someone, as in Her mother’s illness has made considerable demands on her time. [ Late 1300s ]

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    [meyk-doo] /ˈmeɪkˌdu/ noun, plural make-dos. 1. something that serves as a substitute, especially of an inferior or expedient nature: We had to get along with make-dos during the war. adjective 2. used as a substitute; makeshift: make-do curtains.

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    /ˌmakɛðɔˈnia/ noun 1. a transliteration of the Modern Greek name for Macedonia (sense 2)

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