make against

make (something) against (someone or something)

To construct, develop, or present something in opposition to someone or something else. Tom made a convincing case against moving our supply chain overseas—what do you think, Sarah? The senator made an impassioned plea against the passage of the controversial legislation. The prosecution made one final damning point against the defendant before the trial finished for the day.
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make something against someone or something

to build a legal case, argument, speech, etc., against someone or something. The prosecutor made a strong case against Tim. I made a strong speech against the proposed legislation.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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