Idioms and Phrases

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Here is the list of idioms with the keyword

In the following sentences the idioms are colored
blue and their meanings are given in the bracket.

• Contentment
makes for happiness. (Conduces to)

• He
made over his bungalow to the Islam orphanage. (Gave in charity)

• I cannot
make out the meaning of this verse. (Discover)

• I can not
make out his handwriting. (Read)

• We have failed to
make out your case. (Prove)

• Some time ago the two brothers quarreled, but they have now
made it up. (Become reconciled)

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