[uncountable] making (of something) (often in compounds) the act or process of making or producing somethingstrategic decision makingfilm-makingdressmakingtea and coffee making facilitiesthe making of social policy see also haymaking, non-profit
ˈmeɪkɪŋ ; ˈmeɪkɪŋ
be the making of somebody
to make somebody become a better or more successful personUniversity was the making of Joe.
have the makings of something
to have the qualities that are necessary to become somethingHer first novel has all the makings of a classic.He has the makings of a first-rate lawyer.
in the making
in the process of becoming something or of being madeThis model was two years in the making.These events are history in the making.