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  • 1 make good — (also make it (big)) INFORMAL ► to become rich and successful: »After years of hard work, she finally made good. »Los Angeles is full of people who go there to make it big like the stars in Hollywood. Main Entry: ↑make …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 make good — make (it) good American & Australian to become successful or to achieve something you want. The film s main character is a poor Mexican boy who made it good in Chicago. He ll make good, you ll see. He works hard and knows what he s after …

    New idioms dictionary

  • 3 make good on — (something) American & Australian, informal to give back money that you owe someone, or to keep a promise to do something. I want to make good on that loan I got from Joan. Tom made good on his promise to paint the living room …

    New idioms dictionary

  • 4 make good — (someone s something) to succeed in doing something difficult. She made good her escape from the hospital …

    New idioms dictionary

  • 5 make good (to) —  Make an adjustment or special allowance when a problem arises; a free repeat of an advertisement when there has been a mistake.  ► “They [global managers] seriously doubt the U.S. Treasury would fail to make good its interest payments on its… …

    American business jargon

  • 6 make good — ► make good 1) compensate for (loss, damage, or expense). 2) fulfil (a promise or claim). 3) be successful. Main Entry: ↑good …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 make good — index fulfill, indemnify, keep (fulfill), pay, recoup (reimburse), redress, refund …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 make good — verb act as promised (Freq. 1) make good on promises • Hypernyms: ↑observe, ↑keep • Verb Frames: Somebody s something * * * phrasal : to make valid or complete …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 9 make good — {v. phr.} 1. To do what one promised to do; make something come true. * /Mr. Smith borrowed some money. He promised to pay it back on payday. He made good his promise./ * /Joe made good his boast to swim across the lake./ * /John s mother… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 10 make good — {v. phr.} 1. To do what one promised to do; make something come true. * /Mr. Smith borrowed some money. He promised to pay it back on payday. He made good his promise./ * /Joe made good his boast to swim across the lake./ * /John s mother… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 11 make\ good — v. phr. 1. To do what one promised to do; make something come true. Mr. Smith borrowed some money. He promised to pay it back on payday. He made good his promise. Joe made good his boast to swim across the lake. John s mother promised to take him …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 12 make good — 1) if I don t get away from my family, I ll never make good Syn: succeed, be successful, be a success, do well, get ahead, reach the top; prosper, flourish, thrive; informal make it, make the grade, make a name for oneself, make one s mark, get… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 13 make good — phrasal 1. (or make good on) to make valid or complete: as a. to make up for (a deficiency) b. indemnify < make good the loss > c. to carry out successfully < made good their escape > < made good on his promise > d. prove …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 make good on — verb to fulfill (a promise etc) See Also: make good …

    Wiktionary

  • 15 make good — do as promised, follow through    When I get paid, I ll make good my promise to buy you dinner …

    English idioms

  • 16 make good — idi a) to succeed b) idi to provide payment or redress for c) idi to accomplish successfully d) idi Also, make good on. to fulfill, as a promise …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 make good — Synonyms and related words: abide by, accomplish, achieve success, act up to, adhere to, advance, afford proof of, amend, arrive, ascertain, atone, atone for, attend to, be a success, be faithful to, break through, bring home to, bring to… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 make good — do what one promised to do, make something come true He made good on his promise to give everyone a raise in the new year …

    Idioms and examples

  • 19 make good — 1. Defend, maintain, vindicate, justify, stand by. 2. Fulfil, accomplish. 3. Establish, verify, confirm, prove, substantiate. 4. Compensate for, make compensation for, supply by an equivalent, make up for …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 make good — be successful. → good …

    English new terms dictionary


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