make light of something

make light of something
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

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make ˈlight of sth idiom
to treat sth as not being important and not serious

I didn't mean to make light of your injuries.

Main entry:lightidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • 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 of something — to treat something as not very serious To make light of this behaviour is to encourage its repetition …   English dictionary

  • 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 …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • make light work of something — make light work of (something/doing something) to do something quickly and easily. Heather made light work of painting the walls. You made light work of that chocolate cake! (= you ate it quickly) …   New idioms dictionary

  • make light work of doing something — make light work of (something/doing something) to do something quickly and easily. Heather made light work of painting the walls. You made light work of that chocolate cake! (= you ate it quickly) …   New idioms dictionary

  • make light work of doing something — make light work of (doing) something phrase to do something very quickly and easily Willie Thorne made light work of his opponent to earn a place in the last 16. Thesaurus: to do something quickly and/or easilysynonym Main entry: light …   Useful english dictionary

  • make light work of — (something/doing something) to do something quickly and easily. Heather made light work of painting the walls. You made light work of that chocolate cake! (= you ate it quickly) …   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

  • make light work of 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

  • 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

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