be the making of
Be the means or cause of progress or success, as in Marriage will be the making of him. This idiom, using making in the sense of “advancement,” was first recorded about 1470.
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France 24 is providing live, round-the-clock coverage of both scenes as they progress.
Everyone out there who says, “Charlie Hebdo provoked,” is making the same fundamental error.Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Our Duty Is to Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive|Ayaan Hirsi Ali|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
As far as I can tell, this magazine spent as much time making fun of French politicians as it did of Muslims or Islam.
The pulps brought new readers to serious fiction, making it less intimidating with alluring art and low prices.
Sands was involved in a scandalous-for-the-time romance with the carpenter and there were rumors she was pregnant with his child.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
She looked so sweet when she said it, standing and smiling there in the middle of the floor, the door-way making a frame for her.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
"Buy something for your wife that-is-to-be," he said to his grand-nephew, as he handed him the folded paper.
Besides these, twenty thousand Indians are under the care of secular priests—making a total of two hundred and five thousand.
Robert Fitzgerald received a patent in England for making salt water fresh.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell