12 Idioms with MAKE Make is an interesting word in English because it goes together with a lot of words to make idioms which are commonly used in conversation, as phrasal verbs are. Here are 12 of them VOCABULARY CHECK Click here to check the meaning make plans means to arrange to do something with your family or friends. make noise means to be noisy. make an excuse means to give a reason for doing something (that you shouldn’t do) or to give a reason for not doing something (that you should do). make the bed means to arrange the sheets, blankets, and pillows after sleeping. make an appointment means to arrange a time and a place to meet someone, usually a professional person. make copy means to duplicate something. make an effort means to put your energy into doing something; working hard at something. make friends means to become friends with others. make money means to earn money. make a phone call means to telephone someone. make progress means to be working in a way which is getting you closer to completing the task. make time means to arrange the time to do something.