make all the difference


: to be very important : to matter most or very much
The size of the engine can make all the difference.
It may not matter to you, but it makes all the difference in the world to me.

Examples of make all the difference in a Sentence

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“Make all the difference.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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