To bet on; offer odds on: This time she really means it, and you can make book on that (1940s+)
- 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.”
- Make conversation
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 ]
- Make demands on
Urgently require something of someone, as in Her mother’s illness has made considerable demands on her time. [ Late 1300s ]
[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.