Make light of something
Make a stink to complain loudly about something She made a stink to human resources after she didn’t get the promotion.
I’ll go down to the store and make a stink about this!
Make an example of someone To do something negative to someone in order that others understand that they should not do the same
The boss decided to fire him to make an example of him to the other employees.
I’m afraid he made an example of her and she started to cry in front of everybody.
Make an exception usually the rule
I’ll make an exception this one time. Next time, don’t forget your homework.
Can you make an exception and let me take the test next week?
to not do something that is
Make arrangements to do everything needed in order to be sure that something is done properly I’ll make arrangements for this to be shipped to Japan. We made arrangements for the meeting next week.
Make ends meet to earn enough money to pay the bills
He works as an English tutor to make ends meet. You might not get rich, but you’ll certainly make ends meet.
Make fun of to joke at the expense of someone He made fun of her makeup and she began to cry. Don’t make fun of Peter! He’s a great guy! Make good on something to do something you have promised or feel you owe someone
Let me make good on it by taking you out to dinner. Jason made good on the promise after two weeks.
Make light of something serious
I think you need to make light of the whole situation. What good does it do to worry so much?
They made light of the mistake and continued with the job.
to joke about something
Make mischief trouble
The boys made mischief over the holidays and were grounded for three days.
I know you’re making mischief. I can see the twinkle in your eye.
to do something naughty, to get in