Useful Idioms – part 2

Make it = (1)  Be able to be present at a particular event;  to manage to arrive on time.

  • We just made it in time for the wedding despite the unexpected harthal.
  • I don’t know whether I will be able to make it to Kochi for the cricket match.
  • I can’t make it to Chicago for the DCP meet.
  • I’m sorry, I can’t make it on Tuesday.
  • Can you make it on Wednesday?
  • I can’t make it tomorrow.

(2) to succeed in a particular activity.

  • Latha Mangeshkar made it in the music world when she was very young.
  • Nivin Pauly has been able to make it as a hero in Malayalam films.
  • Did he make it as an engineer?
  • He did, and he has his uncle to thank for that.
  • I’m sure she’ll make it as a nurse; she’s very caring.

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