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: 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."
: 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."
: 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.
: To exploit (something).
ex:"She was milking her 15 minutes of fame for all it was worth."
: Chips and other types of junk food.
ex: "I picked up some munchies on my way from work."
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