Focus on the pronunciation of making
› [S] the process of doing or producing something: We recommend the making of a back-up copy to prevent you losing any work. A number of pre-conditions have to be fulfilled prior to the making of any offer.
in the making › if something is a particular length of time in the making, it takes that long to do or achieve it: The current crisis has been in the making for several years, and it has taken far too long for regulators to act.
be of sb's own making › if a problem or difficult situation is of someone's own making, they are responsible for it: Some of the troubles facing the company are clearly of its own making.
be the making of sb › to give someone the qualities or experience they need in order to succeed: His spell working at a restaurant in Paris was the making of him as a chef.
have (all) the makings of › to have the qualities necessary to do or achieve something difficult : We think she has all the makings of a very good CEO.