make a difference = be different; be better or worse; to create a change.

I asked my friend which motor oil was the best, and he said it didn’t make a difference which one I used.


going somewhere

make do = to use what a person has available.

Ole doesn’t have very much money, but he’s able to make do with what he has.


make sense = be reasonable; smart action, smart idea

It makes sense to protect yourself from the sun.

It doesn’t make any sense to allow yourself to get burned.

sun dude

make sure = check on something.

Make sure you get to the airport on time so you don’t miss your flight.


make up = create from your imagination; invent an idea

A little girl made up a story about some bears who got lost while walking in the forest.

make up a story

make up (one’s) mind = decide; choose one thing or direction.

Donna and Brian can’t make up their minds on a name for their baby.

 I can’t make up my mind.

You can’t make up your mind.

He can’t make up his mind.

She can’t make up her mind.

We can’t make up our minds.

having a baby

might as well = okay to do something, even if you think it’s not a good idea.

We might as well let Reggie open his gifts now. He can’t wait.


more or less = similar to something; about the same as

This radio is so old it’s more or less an antique.



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