make light of
phrasal to treat as of little account

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • make light of — {v. phr.} To treat an important matter as if it were trivial. * /One ought to know which problems to make light of and which ones to handle seriously./ Compare: LAUGH OFF. Contrast: MAKE MUCH OF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make light of — {v. phr.} To treat an important matter as if it were trivial. * /One ought to know which problems to make light of and which ones to handle seriously./ Compare: LAUGH OFF. Contrast: MAKE MUCH OF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • To make light of — Light Light, a. [Compar. {Lighter} (l[imac]t [ e]r); superl. {Lightest}.] [OE. light, liht, AS. l[=i]ht, le[ o]ht; akin to D. ligt, G. leicht, OHG. l[=i]hti, Icel. l[=e]ttr, Dan. let, Sw. l[ a]tt, Goth. leihts, and perh. to L. levis (cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To make light of — make make, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {made} (m[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {making}.] [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. mak?n, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahh?n to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. {Match} an equal.] 1. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • make much of — {v. phr.} To make something seem of more worth or importance than it really is; praise. * /Visitors made much of the new collie./ * /The boy made much of the hard things of his mountain climb./ Contrast: MAKE LIGHT OF, MAKE LITTLE OF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make much of — {v. phr.} To make something seem of more worth or importance than it really is; praise. * /Visitors made much of the new collie./ * /The boy made much of the hard things of his mountain climb./ Contrast: MAKE LIGHT OF, MAKE LITTLE OF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Light of foot — Light Light, a. [Compar. {Lighter} (l[imac]t [ e]r); superl. {Lightest}.] [OE. light, liht, AS. l[=i]ht, le[ o]ht; akin to D. ligt, G. leicht, OHG. l[=i]hti, Icel. l[=e]ttr, Dan. let, Sw. l[ a]tt, Goth. leihts, and perh. to L. levis (cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Light of heart — Light Light, a. [Compar. {Lighter} (l[imac]t [ e]r); superl. {Lightest}.] [OE. light, liht, AS. l[=i]ht, le[ o]ht; akin to D. ligt, G. leicht, OHG. l[=i]hti, Icel. l[=e]ttr, Dan. let, Sw. l[ a]tt, Goth. leihts, and perh. to L. levis (cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Light of Day — Infobox Film name = Light of Day caption = Light of Day theatrical poster director = Paul Schrader writer = Paul Schrader starring = Michael J. Fox Gena Rowlands Joan Jett producer = Keith Barish Rob Cohen music = Thomas Newman cinematography =… …   Wikipedia

  • Light of Christ — The Light of Christ became a doctrine of the Latter Day Saint movement, including The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, that most people would call conscience. This doctrine teaches that the light of Christ lighteth every man that… …   Wikipedia

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