make an impression
Produce a strong effect on one. This phrase is often qualified with an adjective such as good, bad, strong, or the like. For example, He tried to make a good impression on his girlfriend's parents, or Be careful or you'll make a bad impression on the jury, or You made quite an impression with that speech. [Mid-1600s]
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Genetics alone does not an eating disorder make, generally speaking, and Bulik points out that environment still plays a role.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models|Carrie Arnold|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And yes, our values include tolerance of those who wish to make fun of religion.
The court ruled she lacked the maturity to make her own medical decisions.
And it must make sure that the platform of debate where we can freely exchange ideas is safe and sound.
Through his company, consumers will be able to cheaply make custom DNA strands, including what Heinz calls “creatures.”
And to tell the truth, she couldn't help wishing he could see, so he could make the game livelier.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
She did not need a great cook-book; She knew how much and what it took To make things good and sweet and light.
Now this setting up of an orderly law-abiding self seems to me to imply that there are impulses which make for order.
Give a sweet savour, and a memorial of fine flour, and make a fat offering, and then give place to the physician.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Those in whom the impulse is strong and dominant are perhaps those who in later years make the good society actors.