on the make


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Related to on the make: the likes of, seek out, in favor of, lined up, passed on, dropping by, overhyped

on the make

1. Increasing or advancing towards great financial or social success. I hear John's company is really on the make these days! They're really up-and-coming in the real estate market.
2. Seeking wealth, success, or an improved social status, often ruthlessly or in a self-serving manner. Ever since graduation, Thomas has been on the make, using anyone he knows or can exploit to further his career.
3. Seeking sexual partners or activity; making sexual advances or propositions. John turns into a real slimeball when he gets drunk and is out on the make.
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on the make

 
1. building or developing; being made. There is a company that is on the make. That was a very good sales strategy, John. You're a real-estate agent on the make.
2. making sexual advances; seeking sexual activities. It seems like Bill is always on the make. He should meet Sally, who is also on the make.
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on the make

trying forcefully to succeed The movie is about a businessman on the make who starts stealing company funds. New York is a city on the make, a place of energy and speed.
Usage notes: sometimes said about someone who is trying very hard to have sex with others: He was a man on the make, ready to pursue any woman who crossed his path.
See also: make, on

on the make

1. Seeking personal gain, as in Tom's a young man on the make-he doesn't care whom he offends. [Slang; second half of 1800s]
2. Looking for sexual conquest, as in After several affairs, Peter got the reputation of being a man on the make. [Slang; c. 1920]
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on the make

mod. ambitious; attempting to be great. That young lawyer is sure on the make.
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on the make

Slang
1. Aggressively striving for financial or social improvement: a young executive on the make.
2. Eagerly seeking a sexual partner.
See also: make, on