Idiom: make something up
Idiom: make something up (make up something)
- to create a story or tell a lie about something
- to take time to do something you should have done earlier
- I had no idea what the answer was for the test so I just made something up.
- When I asked my daughter where she went yesterday after school I knew she was making it up because I saw her at the mall with that boy.
- Do you get the feeling that President Trump just makes stuff up constantly?
- My boyfriend needs to practice more at making things up because it's so obvious every time he's not telling me the truth.
- Why did you have to make up something about such an unimportant issue? Now I really wonder if you've been truthful about the important things.
- These kids never do their homework. They make stuff up just to turn the assignment in.
- My parents are taking us on a trip so my math teacher is letting me make the math test up on the following Wednesday.
- Since you were sick last week, you can make the homework up over the next two weeks.
- We were late departing Philadelphia but the pilot was able to make the time up during the flight and we actually arrived early.
- I was hoping my manager wouldn't remember but he said I'd have to make up the days I have to sit in for the receptionist next week since I couldn't do it this week.
- bend the truth
- feed someone a line
- lead on
- put one over on someone
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