make light of

make light of
   If you make light of something, you behave as though it is less serious than it really is.
   

He won several awards for his work but he made light of it when the subject was mentioned.


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  • make light of — ► make light of treat as unimportant. Main Entry: ↑light …   English terms dictionary

  • make light of — index discount (disbelieve), disparage, underestimate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • make light of — phrasal : to treat as of little account * * * make light of To treat as being of little consequence • • • Main Entry: ↑light make good, make light of, make little of, make love to, make merry see under ↑good …   Useful english dictionary

  • make light of — {v. phr.} To treat an important matter as if it were trivial. * /One ought to know which problems to make light of and which ones to handle seriously./ Compare: LAUGH OFF. Contrast: MAKE MUCH OF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make light of — {v. phr.} To treat an important matter as if it were trivial. * /One ought to know which problems to make light of and which ones to handle seriously./ Compare: LAUGH OFF. Contrast: MAKE MUCH OF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make\ light\ of — v. phr. To treat an important matter as if it were trivial. One ought to know which problems to make light of and which ones to handle seriously. Compare: laugh off Contrast: make much of …   Словарь американских идиом

  • make light of — verb To regard without due seriousness; to joke or disregard inappropriately. I wish you wouldnt make light of the matter, when it obviously means a great deal to him …   Wiktionary

  • make light of something — phrase to treat something as not very serious To make light of this behaviour is to encourage its repetition. Thesaurus: mocking and mockeryhyponym laughter and the sound of laughtersynonym Main entry: light * * * make ˈlight of sth …   Useful english dictionary

  • make light of (something) — 1. to talk or behave as if something is not serious or important. I don t mean to make light of the fact that this was a horrible crime. 2. to act as if something is not serious or important. I tried to make light of his fear, but the look on his …   New idioms dictionary

  • make light work of doing sth — make light work of (doing) sth ► to do something quickly or easily: »Workers from the second shift stayed late so we were able to make light work of unloading the deliveries. Main Entry: ↑light …   Financial and business terms

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