Make a clean sweep
Make a beeline for someone or something to go directly to someone or something as soon as you arrive
He made a beeline for the booth as soon as he arrived.
Make a clean sweep to get rid of everything or everyone to start anew
I’m afraid we’ll have to make a clean sweep and start over.
Make a comeback to become successful again after having been away from the scene or society for a long time
Tom Jones has made a comeback as a pop singer.
Make a face contort your face, make a strange expression often used with ‘at someone’
Don’t make a face at me! I know you’re not happy.
Make a fool out of someone to trick someone and make them look bad
She made a fool out of him and then left him for another man.
Make a fuss to pay a lot of attention to someone or something
I’m afraid I make a bit of a fuss over my plants in the garden.
Make a go of it to become successful, have success in business
It took us a few years to make a go of it, but everything’s fine now.
Make a killing to earn a lot of money They made a killing in real estate and retired. Make a living to earn money in a profession or trade He makes a living selling insurance to the elderly.
Make a name for oneself to become famous
Jennifer made a name for herself as an actress on Broadway.
Make a point to make something understood to others The presentation made the point that you need to start saving early in life.
Make a run for it to try to escape from a bad situation, or just from the rain or something equally unpleasant
Let’s make a run for those trees over there before the storm arrives.
Make a scene to become very upset and vocal so that others notice you
Don’t make a scene about the bill. Let’s go home and talk about it.