make capital out of (something)(redirected from make capital)
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make capital out of (something)
To use something to one's advantage or profit. Prosecutors are making capital out of the defendant's conflicting stories.
make capital out of
Use profitably, turn to account, as in The challengers made capital out of the President's signing a bill that increased taxes . This expression, first recorded in 1855, uses capital in the sense of "material wealth used to create more wealth."