have the makings of something

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.

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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • 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 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 — 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 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

  • The Makings of Me — Infobox Album | Name = The Makings of Me Type = Album Artist = Monica Released = flagicon|US October 3, 2006 flagicon|Canada October 10, 2006 Recorded = 2005 2006; Doppler Studios, SouthSide Studios, The Black Room (Atlanta, Georgia); Hit Factory …   Wikipedia

  • have all 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

  • The American (novel) — For other uses, see The American (disambiguation). The American   Author(s) Henry James …   Wikipedia

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