make much of something

make much of something
make much of (something) to give a lot of importance to something.

Curtis claimed to be one-eighth American Indian and made much of this in his political career.

Her campaign made much of economic issues at the party convention.


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  • make much of something — make ˈmuch of sth/sb idiom to treat sth/sb as very important • He always makes much of his humble origins. Main entry: ↑makeidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • make much of — (something) to give a lot of importance to something. Curtis claimed to be one eighth American Indian and made much of this in his political career. Her campaign made much of economic issues at the party convention …   New idioms dictionary

  • make do (with something) — make do ( with/without/something) phrase to succeed in dealing with a situation by using what is available despite not having something There wasn’t much food, but we made do. Thesaurus: to try to deal with a problem or difficultysynonym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • make do (without something) — make do ( with/without/something) phrase to succeed in dealing with a situation by using what is available despite not having something There wasn’t much food, but we made do. Thesaurus: to try to deal with a problem or difficultysynonym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • make much of — phrasal 1. : to treat as of importance : exploit 2. : to treat with obvious affection or special consideration : fuss over : flatter, pet * * * make much of 1. To treat with fondness, to cherish, to foster …   Useful english dictionary

  • make much play of something — make great/much ˈplay of sth idiom to emphasize the importance of a particular fact • He made great play of the fact that his uncle was a duke. Main entry: ↑playidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • To make much of — make make, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {made} (m[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {making}.] [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. mak?n, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahh?n to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. {Match} an equal.] 1. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To make much of — Much Much, n. 1. A great quantity; a great deal; also, an indefinite quantity; as, you have as much as I. [1913 Webster] He that gathered much had nothing over. Ex. xvi. 18. [1913 Webster] Note: Muchin this sense can be regarded as an adjective… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • make much of — {v. phr.} To make something seem of more worth or importance than it really is; praise. * /Visitors made much of the new collie./ * /The boy made much of the hard things of his mountain climb./ Contrast: MAKE LIGHT OF, MAKE LITTLE OF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make much of — {v. phr.} To make something seem of more worth or importance than it really is; praise. * /Visitors made much of the new collie./ * /The boy made much of the hard things of his mountain climb./ Contrast: MAKE LIGHT OF, MAKE LITTLE OF …   Dictionary of American idioms

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