make something of
Render important or useful; improve. For example, Dad hoped Tim would make something of himself. [Late 1700s]
Give undue importance to something, especially a problem or disagreement, as in Ann decided to make something of it when Bob said women's studies is not a real discipline. This usage sometimes is put as make something out of nothing, as in So what if Jim had coffee with your girlfriend—don't make something out of nothing. For an antonym, see make nothing of, def. 1.
QUIZ YOURSELF ON THE MANY TYPES OF NOUNS
Words nearby make something of
Example sentences from the Web for make something of
Something like fluoride, which is too small for normal filters, yanks away that feeling of agency.
Citizens, perhaps, need to feel like they can communicate something to science.
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
Why would “they” want to crush him just for attempting to buy something twenty years ago?
And yes, our values include tolerance of those who wish to make fun of religion.Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Our Duty Is to Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive|Ayaan Hirsi Ali|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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
He remembered something—the cherished pose of being a man plunged fathoms-deep in business.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
There seems something in that also which I could spare only very reluctantly from a new Bible in the world.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
She did not need a great cook-book; She knew how much and what it took To make things good and sweet and light.
There is, perhaps, in this childish suffering often something more than the sense of being homeless and outcast.Children's Ways|James Sully