not know what to make of (someone or something)(redirected from doesn't know what to make of them)
not know what to make of (someone or something)
To not be sure of what one thinks about someone or something; to not have a clear or confident impression or understanding of someone or something. I came into the interview wearing a full clown costume with makeup, and I could tell they didn't know what to make of me at all. We're receiving a message from the alien spacecraft, but I don't know what to make of their language.
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not know what to make of someone or something
not to understand someone or something; not to be able to interpret something or the actions of someone. We really don't know what to make of his request.
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