make a splash

Definition of make a splash

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.

Word by Word Definitions

make play
  1. : behave, act

  2. : to begin or seem to begin (an action)

  3. : to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

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

  2. : brand

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

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

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

  3. : to become spattered about

  1. : splashed liquid or semiliquid substance

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

  3. : a colored patch


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