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Make or Do? or "Doing Time"
- making a mistake
If you make a mistake you do something wrong.
- make a complete fool of myself
If you make a fool of yourself you do something stupid so that other people laugh at you and ridicule you.
- make the best of it
If you make the best of something you do everything to exploit the situation to your best advantage.
- making a fuss
You make a fuss about something if you are dissatisfied with a situation and you complain about it.
- doesn''t do any harm
If you do harm to a person you hurt or even injure them. If you do harm to something you damage it.
- make it back
If you make it back you manage to find your way back to the point where you started from.
- the day is done
When your day is done you should be finished with your work and relax.
- make the wrong decision
If you make the wrong decision you don''t choose the best option.
- doing time
If you do time you are being punished for doing something wrong. The expression was originally used to describe criminals who are serving a sentence in prison.
- make someone angry
If you make someone angry you do something that the person doesn''t like at all.
- do the right thing
If you do the right thing you do what you think is best in a particular situation.
- I really did it that day
This expression is used when you do something very stupid.
- doing about 60-70 miles an hour
If you do 60-70 miles an hour you are driving your car at a speed of 60-70 an hour.
- made wonderful piecesof furniture
Produced wonderful furniture.
- make for the back
If you make for a place you move towards it, usually rather hurriedly.
- did a good lunch
If you go to a restaurant because the food there always tastes good you can use this expression.
- do my homework
If you do your homework, you prepare yourself in advance.
- make the right choice
If you make the choice you select the best option. This expression is the opposite to make the wrong decision.
- that had made him
If you manage to do a very good job establishing a name for yourself and your services, you can use this expression.
- did a fair price
If a shop or store always offers its products at a fair price you can say They do a fair price.
- made my mind up
When you think about your options and then select one of them you make your mind up.
- do for
It will be enough.
- done the necessary
This usually means that you pay the bill, pay for the service.
- made a face
To make a grimace.
- do for me
If someone wants to do for you, you should run away from them as fast as you can because this means, they want to kill you.
- made it easy
If you help a person achieve their goal you make it easy for them.
- making an attempt
If you try doing something you make an attempt.
- made as little noise as possible
You try to be very silent.
- made out
If you can not hear or understand what a person says because it is so noisy you can not make it out.
- I had done it again
If you have repeated a stupid mistake you can say "I have done it again".
- I made my apologies
If you say sorry you make your apologies.
- made light of the matter
If you accept an unpleasant situation lightheartedly and don''t complain you make light of the matter.
- make good the damage
If you repair or mend something that has been broken you make good the damage.
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