Definition of make a splash in English:

make a splash


  • Attract a great deal of attention.

    • ‘And they come to Hyderabad after making a splash in the US.’
    • ‘And so, every so often, he cannot resist making a splash, drawing attention to himself and reminding people that he is a major Labour Party player.’
    • ‘Our article has certainly made a splash, generating a great deal of criticism in the blog world.’
    • ‘With communicator Mercury stirring up your need to make a splash, you could emulate these ladies and attract lots of publicity with your words.’
    • ‘Since then, she's been a prolific choreographer, making a splash with Buoy at the Festival International de Nouvelle Danse in 1995.’
    • ‘Both dancers believe that the artist in residence program has given them the necessary stage and tools to continue making a splash in the city's dance community.’
    • ‘Unfortunately it opened a couple of months after a much-ballyhooed Michael Moore film, and therefore got little attention, when it really could have made a splash.’
    • ‘The controversy over fish eating is making a splash.’
    • ‘Launched in 2000 in the US, and August 2004 in China / Asia, the company is relatively new on the vodka scene, but it is already making a splash with connoisseurs.’
    • ‘The bank is already making a splash with the most high-profile foreign bank outlet in Shanghai, located on a prominent corner on Nanjing Xilu.’
    cause a sensation, cause a stir, attract attention, draw attention to itself, draw attention to oneself, get noticed, make an impression, make an impact, cut a dash
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