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make the scene

1. To appear somewhere, as at an event; to attend. I'm working late, but if I can make the scene, I definitely will.
2. To correctly analyze or appraise a situation. The detective could make the scene almost as soon as he walked in the room—it was spooky how good he was.
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make the scene

 
1. S/. to attend an event. We plan to make the scene, but we may be a bit late. I hope everybody can make the scene.
2. Sl. to understand a situation; to appreciate the situation. I can't quite make the scene, but it looks like Willie punched the guy over here. Then he moved to the window over here, and that's when the woman across the street saw him. I can make the scene. It's just like you said, except Willie came in and found the guy laid out on the floor.
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make the scene

Put in an appearance, take part in an event, as in I'll miss most of the party, but I hope to make the scene before midnight. This expression employs scene in the sense of "a place where an action occurs." [Slang; mid-1900s]
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make the scene

1. tv. to attend an event. (see also scene.) I hope everybody can make the scene.
2. tv. to understand a situation; to appreciate the situation. (see also make.) I can’t quite make the scene, but it looks like Sam punched the guy over here. Then he moved to the window over here, and that’s when the old dame across the street saw him.
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make the scene

Slang
1. To put in an appearance: made the scene at the party.
2. To participate in a specified activity: made the drug scene.
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References in classic literature ?
Smooth-it-away whispered some of his wisdom at their elbows, and pointed to a newly-erected temple; but there were these worthy simpletons, making the scene look wild and monstrous, merely by their sturdy repudiation of all part in its business or pleasures.
While awaiting the official announcement of dinner, the company were sauntering on the terrace above the river, and gazing at the water-plants, the mosaic of the currents, and the various pretty details of the houses clustering across the river, their old wooden galleries, their mouldering window- frames, their little gardens where clothes were drying, the cabinet- maker's shop,--in short, the many details of a small community to which the vicinity of a river, a weeping willow, flowers, rose-bushes, added a certain grace, making the scene quite worthy of a landscape painter.
"We were called to the crash and assisted in making the scene safe."
"Police and ambulance crews were also at the scene and we assisted with casualty handling and making the scene safe.
They added that Iraq is making the scene and sacrificed the great and the vows to achieve victory over the support of international support.
A Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "Crews released the casualty and then assisted the police in making the scene safe and assisted the ambulance service with the casualty."
A spokesman for the fire service said: "Crews were there for just over 15 minutes extinguishing the fire and making the scene safe.
After the moment of reflection, Rey delivers a decisive blow to her opponent, making the scene important to the movie's story.
The footage was taken from Jumana's film "Nal Nit Bal," and she clearly wasn't naked, but merely pretending to be for the sake of making the scene look real!
A spokesman said: "Crews are making the scene safe and protecting adjacent properties."
Tenders are invited for Choosing a contractor for public procurement: "Making the scene to conduct cultural, educational, sports, information and other events organized by the Municipality of Varna".
Webster photographed the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones, the Doors, Harry Nilsson, Liza Minnelli, Igor Stravinsky, Henry Mancini, Kirk Douglas, Rock Hudson, Harry Dean Stanton, Cher (and Sonny) and just about anyone else making the scene.
Making the scene; Nashville; how to live, network, and succeed in Music City.
Stuart Henderson, Making the Scene: Yorkville and Hip Toronto in the 1960s.
After making the scene safe, firefighters used large fans to blow the smoke out of the premises.