Meaning of “makings” in the English Dictionary


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makingsplural noun

us /ˈmeɪ·kɪŋz/

the necessary characteristics that make something able to be or become something:

I think the plan has (all) the makings of a disaster (= is likely to be one).

(Definition of “makings” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)