Idioms beginning with M

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

mind your own business

Meaning: to look into your own matter

Example: I would like you to mind your own business and stop telling me what to do. Read on

miles away

Meaning: unaware of the current situation

Example: Just by reading her facial expressions, I can easily tell you that she is miles away. Read on

make a mountain out of a molehill

Meaning: magnifying the content

Example: You are just making a mountain out of a molehill, you just gave a wrong answer, it doesn't mean you're not going to qualify to the second round. Read on

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dig own grave

dig own grave Meaning: do something stupid that will seriously harm oneself, cause one’s own ruin or downfall. Example: If she continues to behave like this to her … Read on

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