Idiom:  have the makings of something

Meaning

Idiom:  have the makings of something

  • likely to happen because someone or something has the right qualities


Example sentences

  • This beautiful weather and the gorgeous sunset have all the makings of a romantic evening.
  • With the tennis match tied at two sets each this match has all the makings of an epic final.
  • They way you're spending money and charging everything on your credit cards has all the makings of a financial disaster.
  • Your natural talent shows you have the makings of Hollywood movie star.
  • Early trials are showing this medication has the makings of a life-saving drug.
  • We're desperately trying to help my daughter because her troublesome behavior shows she has the makings of a violent criminal or gang member.
  • Hopefully all of these little touches will have the makings of a unforgettable celebration for my parents 50th wedding anniversary.
  • Uh-oh, look at the sky.  It has the makings of a terrible thunderstorm.

Synonyms

  • on course for something
  • bound for something
  • in line for something


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