make\ much\ of


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

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 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 much of — index belaud Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law 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 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

  • make much of — phrasal 1. to treat as of importance 2. to treat with obvious affection or special consideration …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • make much of — (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To enlarge] Syn. magnify, overstate, blow up*; see exaggerate . 2. [To favor] Syn. advance, tout, praise; see encourage 2 , favor 1 , 2 , promote 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • make much of — Cherish, foster, fondle, pet, coddle, treat with fondness …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • make much of — idi a) to treat as significant b) to be attentive to …   From formal English to slang

  • 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 …   New idioms dictionary


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.