English Grammar Video
Difference: “Do” and “Make”
Top Idiomatic Phrases with Verbs DO, MAKE, PUT
do a dump on someone
There is no need to do a dump on me.
do a dump on something
That rotten jerk really did a dump on my car.
do a fade
He did a fade when he saw the pigmobile.
do a job on someone
She cut her hair and really did a job on herself.
do a job on something
The puppy did a job on my shoes.
do a number on someone
The IRS did a number on me.
do a slow burn
By the time she showed up three hours later he was doing a slow burn.
done to the wide
A: “I can’t understand how he managed to lose that fight.” B: “Oh, that was simply due to bad training. He was done to the wide by the end of the fifth round.”
make a bag
The artist in roach-fishing… will make a fair bag on an indifferent day. (OED)
make a beast of oneself
But what sort of a life is it you’re living? Swilling round with a waster like Barney Brennan – making as much of a beast of yourself as you can? It’s no life for a man like you. (K. S. Prichard, ‘Working Bullocks’, ch. XXVIII)
make a big deal out of something
There’s no need to make a big deal out of that.
make a break
Don’t make any breaks with them. They’re not with us.
as they make them
Clever as they make them but can’t help boasting of it.
Make sure you’re all packed by tonight, now, because we want to leave first thing in the morning.
put a bold face on smth.
Though he put a brave face on it, Julia felt that he was deeply mortified. (W. S., Maugham, ‘Theatre’, ch. VI)
put a bridle on
She must put a bridle on her tongue.
put a bug in smb.’s ear
‘What did my aunts die of?’ ‘…oh, somebody’s been putting a bug in your ear.’ (J. O’Hara, ‘The Lockwood Concern’, book I)
put a cat among the canaries
‘It’s waste of time,’ she said. ‘It gets you nowhere… Three or four good books and a bit of mystification, and people will take some notice. Putting a cat among the pigeons – I’m a great believer in that…’ (C. P. Snow, ‘Homecoming’, part I, ch. 5)
put a foot in
Whatever happens to me, I won’t have this fellow Getliffe putting a foot in. (C. P. Snow. ‘The Conscience of the Rich’, ch. XLIII)
PUT: Ten Phrasal Verbs