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+)

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  • 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



  • Make stick

    Make effective or permanent, as in They tried to appeal but our lawyers made the verdict stick. This idiom uses stick in the sense of “adhere.” [ First half of 1900s ]

  • Make the bed

    Rearrange a bed and its coverings to its condition before it was slept in. For example, Mom taught us all to make the bed before we got dressed . Also see make one’s bed and lie in it



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