MAKE ENDS MEET
All these idioms contain the verb make.
How many do you know?
idiom (n): an expression, word, or phrase that has a figurative meaning that is separate from the literal meaning or definition of the words of which it is made.
Make a pig's ear of something
If you make a pig's ear of something, you make a mess of it.
“I’ve made a pig’s ear of this picture. I’ll have to start again.”
Make a song and dance
If someone makes a song and dance, they make an unnecessary fuss about something unimportant.
“It’s just a few exams. You’ll be finished by the end of the week! don’t make such a song and dance about it!”
Make ends meet
If somebody finds it hard to make ends meet, they have problems living on the money they earn.
“Some of my friends have lost their jobs recently, and they are finding it harder and harder to make ends meet.”
Make it snappy
To do something quickly.
“Make it snappy, will you, because I need help right now.”
Make your blood boil
If something makes your blood boil, it makes you very angry.
“Seeing people dropping litter really makes my blood boil!”
Make your toes curl
If something makes your toes curl, it makes you feel very uncomfortable, shocked or embarrassed.
“When I hear nails scratching a blackboard, it makes my toes curl!”
Make your day
If something makes your day, it pleases you or makes you very happy.
“If you send your mum some flowers, I’m sure it would make her day!”
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