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1[mass noun] The process of making or producing something.‘the making of videos’[in combination] ‘decision-making’
manufacture, manufacturing, mass production, building, construction, assembly, production, producing, creation, creating, putting together, modelling, fabrication, invention, forming, formation, moulding, forging, compositionView synonyms
- ‘But Parker and Stone confirm the actual making of the film has been laborious and exhausting.’
- ‘Should children not be involved in the actual making of those films?’
- ‘They research for biographical, theoretical and historical points of decision makings and portray an unusual life between philosophy and revolt.’
- ‘Mr Goldberg accepts in those circumstances that Mr Brannigan orally authorised the making of the application.’
- ‘The essence of these reforms is to further promote and facilitate the making of agreements at the workplace level.’
- ‘The applicant contends that he did not authorise the making of those consent orders.’
- ‘Moreover, actual decision making was more complex than simply one drug and its attendant cluster of factors.’
- ‘For example, we developed every major innovation in the iron and steel making process.’
2The essential qualities needed for something.‘she had the makings of a great teacher’
qualities, characteristics, ingredients, potential, promise, capacity, capabilityView synonyms
- ‘We have the makings there but the staff really need more support.’
- ‘And this spring has the makings of a property bonanza with the lowest mortgage rates in 35 years available amid cut-throat competition.’
- ‘Our offer was accepted this morning and there is no chain in either direction, so fingers crossed, it has the makings of a smooth operation.’
- ‘Toss in anxiety about consumerism, the environment, commercialism, sex and violence and you've got the makings of a great play.’
- ‘The prohibition on capital controls has the makings of a US foreign policy debacle.’
- ‘Put all these volatile elements together and we certainly have the makings of a heady, and potentially somewhat unstable, mixture for investment opportunities.’
- ‘Amit Roy reports on the makings of a fine literary kerfuffle.’
- ‘If cut for lumber, this single tree would yield 600, 120 board feet, the makings of 40 five-room houses.’
- ‘The Penguins had all the makings of a Cup contender: a lethal offense, good goaltending, and good coaching.’
- ‘A nice day weather-wise is always the makings of the event.’
- ‘It had all the makings of a tragedy and shows the dangers of candles and the importance of smoke alarms.’
- ‘Northampton have got the stadium, they've got the fans, and now, thanks to Bruce Reihana, they may have the makings of a serious Heineken Cup challenge.’
- ‘We should have the makings of a very workable plan so we can have an orderly evacuation of Port-of-Spain.’
- ‘Sounds like the makings of a nice political thriller.’
- ‘Significantly, a small district in Andhra Pradesh offers a few lessons on the makings of a people-friendly system of administration.’
- ‘I ran a vague idea past him feeling a bit unsure and between us, bouncing ideas of each other, I now have the makings of a really good plot I think…’
- ‘Essentially, we now have the makings of a scrap over Britain's life companies that was predicted by this paper at the turn of the year.’
- ‘‘Eddie's got the makings of a driver who can win motor races, but he's got to focus more,’ said Stewart.’
- ‘The production is called ‘Red Riding Hood’ and I believe it's got all the makings of a hilarious night of entertainment.’
- ‘A dual-winner last season, Josh has the makings of a high-class horse and, although unproven over this seven furlongs I think he will cope with the longer trip.’
- 2.1Australian, North American, NZ informal Paper and tobacco for rolling a cigarette.‘he reached for his tobacco tin and makings’
- ‘Deputy French took a small white bag of tobacco from his shirt pocket, shaking the makings into a waiting cigarette paper, he began to roll it round.’
3informal, dated Earnings or profit.
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