make (one's) beard

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make (one's) beard

1. To be in a position of complete control over another person. The image here is of a barber shaving someone's beard (and thus holding a razor to that person's throat). It took some time, but I've made his beard—now, he does anything I say.
2. To deceive someone. Don't make my beard—tell me the truth about what happened!
See also: beard, make
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Possibly this is why McEwan makes Beard a reflection of his society, a consumerist society, and transparent to the reader, as he says when interviewed by Lynn Wells (126), so that the moral effect of the work can increase by enabling the reader to enter the character's consciousness.
This Commission appointment also makes Beard a member of the board of VISIT FLORIDA, the not-for-profit corporation that markets Florida tourism on behalf of the Commission.