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Mag (n.): Short form for "magazine".

Make a big deal about (something) (v.): To make (something) seem very important. ex: "I don't understand why he's making such a big deal about this."

Make a go of (something) (v.): To succeed in/with (something).

Make a beeline for (something) (v.): To move quickly towards (something). ex: "As soon as the movie ended, he made a beeline for the bathroom."

Make a killing: To make a lot of money. ex: "My uncle made a killing selling Chilean wine in Asia."

Make-believe (adj.): Imaginary; Not-real. ex: "A make-believe world".

Make waves (v.): To cause a commotion, cause trouble. ex: "Jim's a very docile person. He's not one to make waves."

Man: A colloquial way guys (especially male friends) address each other; Buddy. ex: "Man, I have to tell you what happened to me last night!", "Listen, man, I don't know what you're talking about."

Maxed out (adj.): Having reached its limit (often used to speak about credit cards). ex: "My credit card has been maxed out for the past year."

Mellow out (v.): To relax.

Milk (something): To exploit (something). ex:"She was milking her 15 minutes of fame for all it was worth."

Munchies (n.pl): Chips and other types of junk food. ex: "I picked up some munchies on my way from work."

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