Idioms beginning with M

make like a tree and leave

Meaning: to tell someone to leave at once.

Example: "Why don't you make like a tree and leave?" "You are starting to get on my nerves," he said to him after the argument in the office. Read on

my way or the highway

Meaning: to order someone to do something in a specific way without providing an alternative.

Example: In my house, it is my way or the highway. He was told by his father after coming back home drunk. Read on

make a beeline for

Meaning: to go straight for something.

Example: The linebacker made a beeline for the quarterback when he saw an opening. Read on

make a clean breast

Meaning: to tell the truth about something.

Example: Sharon made a clean breast of it and threw Ashley under the bus. Read on

make common cause

Meaning: to enter into an agreement or shared effort, especially for expedient purposes and with a party (or parties) otherwise deemed to be enemies.

Example: We have set aside our disagreements and made common cause. Read on

make all the difference

Meaning: influence someone or something in a positive way

Example: It will make all the difference when a mother phone calls their daughter before they head out for an interview. Read on

more than meets the eye

Meaning: not as simple as it looks

Example: I had done some research, but there's more to the subject than meets the eye. Read on

make light of

Meaning: to treat something as if it isn't important

Example: You need to stop making light of this situation. You could be in serious trouble. Read on

mull over

Meaning: to take a long time to make a decision

Example: I will need to mull things over before I decide whether or not to start my own business. It is a big decision. Read on

mad at

Meaning: to be angry at a person or situation

Example: I am so mad at Jane because she broke my favourite pair of earrings. I told her not to borrow my things. Read on

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high up

Meaning: to have an important standing in society

Example: With the way he barked orders at the workers, everyone got the impression that he is high up in the company. Read on

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