Make someone look good



Cause someone to appear in a favorable light, as in Harry’s staff does most of the important work and makes him look good.

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  • Make something of

    1. Render important or useful; improve. For example, Dad hoped Tim would make something of himself. [ Late 1700s ] 2. Give undue importance to something, especially a problem or disagreement, as in Ann decided to make something of it when Bob said women’s studies is not a real discipline . This usage sometimes is […]

  • Make something out of

    verb phrase To interpret as a cause for combat; regard as a challenge or insult: So you heard what I said, huh? You want to make something out of it? (1940s+)



  • Make something stick

    verb phrase To cause an accusation, assertion, etc, to be believed; validate or prove something: They accused him of rape, but they’ll never make it stick (1932+)

  • Make sport of

    see: make fun of



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