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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.
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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."
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
make ˈcapital of/out of somethinguse a situation or an event in a way which benefits yourself; exploit something: The media made great capital out of his careless remarks in the interview.
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