To look at someone longingly, lovingly, seductively, etc: make goo-goo eyes near a tropical lagoon (1900+)
- Make good time
Travel far in a short time, as in We made good time, getting to Vermont in only four hours. [ Late 1800s ]
- Make hamburger out of someone
verb phrase To defeat definitively; trounce; clobber: They made hamburger out of the wilting opposition [entry form 1980s+, mincemeat variant 1708+; make meat of, ”to kill,” is found by 1841]
- Make great strides
Advance considerably, make good progress, as in He made great strides in his study of Latin. Since its earliest recorded use in 1600, this expression has taken a number of forms—make a wide stride, take strides, make rapid strides. All of them transfer a long walking step to other kinds of progress.
- Make haste slowly
The quickest way to accomplish something is to proceed deliberately.