To make much of

To make much of
Much Much, n. 1. A great quantity; a great deal; also, an indefinite quantity; as, you have as much as I. [1913 Webster]

He that gathered much had nothing over. --Ex. xvi. 18. [1913 Webster]

Note: Muchin this sense can be regarded as an adjective qualifying a word unexpressed, and may, therefore, be modified by as, so, too, very. [1913 Webster]

2. A thing uncommon, wonderful, or noticeable; something considerable. [1913 Webster]

And [he] thought not much to clothe his enemies. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{To make much of}, to treat as something of especial value or worth. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • make much of something — make much of (something) to give a lot of importance to something. Curtis claimed to be one eighth American Indian and made much of this in his political career. Her campaign made much of economic issues at the party convention …   New idioms dictionary

  • make much of — (something) to give a lot of importance to something. Curtis claimed to be one eighth American Indian and made much of this in his political career. Her campaign made much of economic issues at the party convention …   New idioms dictionary

  • make much of something — make ˈmuch of sth/sb idiom to treat sth/sb as very important • He always makes much of his humble origins. Main entry: ↑makeidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • make much of somebody — make ˈmuch of sth/sb idiom to treat sth/sb as very important • He always makes much of his humble origins. Main entry: ↑makeidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • make much of — index belaud Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • make much of — phrasal 1. : to treat as of importance : exploit 2. : to treat with obvious affection or special consideration : fuss over : flatter, pet * * * make much of 1. To treat with fondness, to cherish, to foster …   Useful english dictionary

  • make much play of something — make great/much ˈplay of sth idiom to emphasize the importance of a particular fact • He made great play of the fact that his uncle was a duke. Main entry: ↑playidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • make much of — {v. phr.} To make something seem of more worth or importance than it really is; praise. * /Visitors made much of the new collie./ * /The boy made much of the hard things of his mountain climb./ Contrast: MAKE LIGHT OF, MAKE LITTLE OF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make much of — {v. phr.} To make something seem of more worth or importance than it really is; praise. * /Visitors made much of the new collie./ * /The boy made much of the hard things of his mountain climb./ Contrast: MAKE LIGHT OF, MAKE LITTLE OF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make\ much\ of — v. phr. To make something seem of more worth or importance than it really is; praise. Visitors made much of the new collie. The boy made much of the hard things of his mountain climb. Contrast: make light of, make little of …   Словарь американских идиом

  • make much of — phrasal 1. to treat as of importance 2. to treat with obvious affection or special consideration …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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