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make (too) much of someone or something

to pay too much attention to someone or something. We all believe you are making much of Tom when he has done no more than anyone else. Don't make too much of it. It was really nothing.
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make much of

Treat or consider as very important; also, pay someone a lot of favorable attention. For example, Bill made much of the fact that he'd been to Europe three times, or Whenever Alice came home for a visit they made much of her. [c. 1300]
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make ˈmuch of somebody/something

(written) treat somebody/something as important: The media made much of the fact that she was the first woman pilot to fly a jumbo jet.
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make much of

To treat as of great importance.
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