make all the difference

make all the difference (in the world)

to have an important effect make a world of difference Our team has a fine coach, and that makes all the difference.
See also: all, difference, make

make all the difference

if something makes all the difference, it has a very good effect on a thing or a situation It's that little bit of salt that you add to the dressing - it makes all the difference. (often + to ) Working with a nice bunch of people can make all the difference to your job.
See also: all, difference, make