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Make sport of

see: make fun of


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  • 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

  • Make the best of it

    Also, make the best of a bad bargain. Adapt as well as possible to a bad situation, bad luck, or similar circumstances, as in Jeff ended up in a cabin without his friends, but decided to make the best of it, or She got the worst possible position, but Dad told her to make the […]

  • Make the cheese more binding

    verb phrase To make things more difficult or complicated; clutter or snarl the matter: And just to make the cheese more binding, they’re also sold through mail order [1960s+; a humorous pun based on the fact that cheese is thought to be binding, ”constipating,” and certain elements of a situation are also binding, ”constraining”]

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