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make little of (someone or something)
To criticize, deprecate, or belittle someone or something. I can tell that the rest of the team makes little of the work I contribute. Sarah's father made little of her for her entire childhood, but it only gave her the resolve to do great things.
make little of someone or something
to minimize someone or something; to play someone or something down; to belittle someone or something. John made little of my efforts to collect money for charity. The neighbors made little of John and thought he would amount to nothing.
make ˈlittle of something
1 treat something as unimportant or less important than expected: She made little of all the problems in the department and said everything was all right.
2 hardly understand something: I read the article on the relationship between physics and art, but I’m afraid I could make little of it.