make an issue of

Definition of make an issue of

  1. :  to argue about (something) or insist that (something) be treated as an important problem I knew they'd made a mistake, but I was too tired to make an issue of it. They kept making an issue of his smoking cigars in the house.

Word by Word Definitions

makeplay
  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

issueplay
  1. :  proceeds from a source of revenue (as an estate)

    :  the action of going, coming, or flowing out :  egress, emergence

    :  a means or place of going out :  exit, outlet

  1. :  to go, come, or flow out

    :  to come forth :  emerge

    :  accrue


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