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English Idioms and Idiomatic Expressions 


Alphabetical List of Idioms M, page 2

Idioms M, page 2:  from:   'make your flesh crawl'   to:   'make nothing of'


  • make your flesh crawl
    • Something that makes your flesh (or skin) crawl fills you with disgust or makes you feel very nervous.
      "Just talking about snakes makes my flesh crawl!"

  • make a go of (something)
    • When you make a go of something, you succeed in your enterprise or produce good results.
      "Alex opened a restaurant and worked hard to make a go of it."

  • make your hair stand on end
    • If you are absolutely terrified of something, it makes your hair stand on end .
      "Just the idea of getting on a plane makes my hair stand on end."

  • make your hackles rise
    • If someone or something makes your hackles rise, they make you angry.
      "Her constant criticism really makes my hackles rise!"

  • make hay while the sun shines
    • This expression is used as an encouragement to take advantage of a good situation which may not last.
      "Successful athletes are advised to make hay while the sun shines."

  • make headway
    • If you make headway, you make progress in what you are trying to achieve.
      "Investigators have made little headway in their search for the causes of the catastrophe."

  • make inroads
    • If someone or something makes inroads, for example in a new field or area, they advance successfully or make progress.
      "Foreign cars have made inroads into the European market."

  • make a killing
    • If you say that someone has made a killing you mean that they have had great financial success.
      "Tony made a killing on the stock market."

  • make light of (something)
    • If you make light of something, you behave as though it is less serious than it really is.
      "He has won several awards for his work but he makes light of it whenever the subject is mentioned."

  • make light work of
    • If a person makes light work of something, they do it very easily or with little effort.
      "The boys made light work of the cleaning up. The house was spotless in no time."

  • make mincemeat of
    • If you make mincemeat of someone or something, you completely and utterly defeat or destroy them.
      "A good lawyer would make mincemeat of your rival's accusations."

  • make a monkey (out) of
    • If you humiliate someone by making them appear ridiculous or foolish, you make a monkey (out) of that person.
      "That's enough teasing.Don't make a monkey out of him."

  • make a mountain out of a molehill
    • If someone makes a mountain out of a molehill, they make a small, unimportant problem seem much more serious than it is.
      "Stop making mountains out of molehills!  It's not a major problem."

  • (something) makes your mouth water
    • Food can make your mouth water when it looks and smells extremely good.
      "That delicious smell from the kitchen is making my mouth water."

  • make no bones about something
    • If you , you don't hesitate to say what you think in a frank and open way.
      "I made no bones about it. I told him his offer was unacceptable."

  • make nothing of
    • If you make nothing of something, you attach no importance to it.
      "I took him an hour to walk to the station but he made nothing of it."

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