make a splash

idiom

informal
: 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.

Examples of make a splash in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Occasionally, policymakers do make a splash proposing worthy departmental eliminations. Clyde Wayne Crews Jr., Forbes, 20 Feb. 2024 The version that did make a splash in theaters last year, directed and co-written by Greta Gerwig, this week earned eight Oscar nominations, including for Best Picture. Benjamin Vanhoose, Peoplemag, 26 Jan. 2024 One of the first major 3D fighting games to make a splash in the era of 2D sprites, the Tekken series has always stood apart as a technical showcase of its time. Christopher Cruz, Rolling Stone, 23 Jan. 2024 Chargers Plaschke: Chargers want to finally make a splash? Andrés Soto, Los Angeles Times, 20 Jan. 2024 Next summer, Pensione America, one of the first villas ever built in the chi-chi Italian seaside town of Forte dei Marmi will make a splash. Ann Abel, Robb Report, 19 Dec. 2023 Chinese film sales company Parallax Films is poised to make a splash this week in Tokyo. Patrick Frater, Variety, 22 Oct. 2023 Further down the albums tally, Chase & Status make a splash with 2 RUFF, Vol. 1 (EMI), new at No. 4, for the drum ‘n’ bass duo’s fifth U.K. top 10 appearance. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 20 Nov. 2023 Sun Group’s founders made a fortune selling instant noodles in Ukraine before returning to Vietnam in 2007 to make a splash in tourism on Ba Na Hills in Danang, starting with a 3.6-mile cable car to the top. Patrick Scott, New York Times, 25 Oct. 2023 See More

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“Make a splash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/make%20a%20splash. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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