have the makings of

have the makings of
have the makings of
To have all the necessary ability and inclination to become
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Main Entry:make

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have the makings of phrase
to be likely to become a particular type of person or thing because of having the necessary qualities for it

I believe you have the makings of a great artist.

Thesaurus: possible and able to be donesynonym
Main entry: making

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • have the makings of — {v. phr.} To possess the basic ingredients; have the basic qualities to do something. * /Tom is still young but he seems to have the makings of an excellent pianist./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • have the makings of — {v. phr.} To possess the basic ingredients; have the basic qualities to do something. * /Tom is still young but he seems to have the makings of an excellent pianist./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • have\ the\ makings\ of — v. phr. To possess the basic ingredients; have the basic qualities to do something. Tom is still young but he seems to have the makings of an excellent pianist …   Словарь американских идиом

  • have the makings of — to be likely to become a particular type of person or thing because of having the necessary qualities for it I believe you have the makings of a great artist …   English dictionary

  • have the makings of something — have the ˈmakings of sth idiom to have the qualities that are necessary to become sth • Her first novel has all the makings of a classic. • He has the makings of a first rate lawyer. Main entry: ↑makingidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • have the makings of — have (all) the makings of ► to have the qualities necessary to do or achieve something difficult : »We think she has all the makings of a very good CEO. Main Entry: ↑making …   Financial and business terms

  • have the makings of — See the makings of …   English idioms

  • have (all) the makings of (something) — to seem likely to develop into something. I think we have the makings of a good team this year. This story has all the makings of a first class scandal …   New idioms dictionary

  • have all the makings of — have (all) the makings of ► to have the qualities necessary to do or achieve something difficult : »We think she has all the makings of a very good CEO. Main Entry: ↑making …   Financial and business terms

  • have the markings of — have (all) the markings of chiefly US : to have the qualities or features of (something) They have all the markings of a championship team. a movie that has all the markings of [=has all the makings of] a big hit • • • Main Entry: ↑marking …   Useful english dictionary

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