Make a go of it

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make a come­back to be­come suc­cess­ful again af­ter hav­ing been away from the scene or so­ci­ety for a long time

The ac­tress made a come­back in her lat­est movie. You’ll have to make a come­back and take over the com­pany.

make a face con­tort your face, make a strange ex­pres­sion of­ten used with ‘at some­one’

She tasted the soup and made a face. It must have been aw­ful.

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.

I don’t think you’ll ever make a fool out of me.

make a fuss or some­thing

She made a fuss the last time we vis­ited, so let’s take a gift.

I’m afraid I make a bit of a fuss over my plants in the gar­den.

to pay a lot of at­ten­tion to some­one

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.

Bob made a go of it as a busker in Europe.

make a killing to earn a lot of money

Peter has been mak­ing a killing as a hedge fund man­ager.

They made a killing in real es­tate and re­tired.

make a liv­ing trade

to earn money in a pro­fes­sion or He makes a liv­ing sell­ing in­surance to the el­derly. Can you make a good liv­ing by teach­ing?

make a name for one­self to be­come fa­mous

Jen­nifer made a name for her­self as an ac­tress on Broad­way. One day you’ll got out into the world and make a name for your­self.

make a point to make some­thing un­der­stood to oth­ers I’m try­ing to make a point about your lack of ef­fort.

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. They should keep us dry.

The bank rob­bers made a run for it, but the po­lice caught them within two hours.

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