make a splash

Definition of make a splash


  1. :  to attract a lot of attention in an exciting way The young director is making (quite) a splash in Hollywood. The news of her arrest made a huge splash.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  behave, act

    :  to begin or seem to begin (an action)

    :  to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. :  the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

    :  brand

    :  the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

  1. :  to strike and dash about a liquid or semiliquid substance

    :  to move in or into a liquid or semiliquid substance and cause it to spatter

    :  to become spattered about

  1. :  splashed liquid or semiliquid substance

    :  impounded water released suddenly

    :  a spot or daub from or as if from splashed liquid

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a trip made at another's expense

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