make heavy weather of

Definition of make heavy weather of

British, informal

  1. :  to treat (something) in a way that makes it seem more important or difficult than it really is an actor who makes heavy weather of what should be a simple scene

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

heavyplay
  1. :  having great weight

    :  characterized by mass or weight

    :  having a high specific gravity :  having great weight in proportion to bulk

  1. :  to a great or overwhelming degree :  with or as if with great weight :  in a heavy manner :  heavily

  1. :  heavyweight

    :  a theatrical role of a dignified or somber character

    :  an actor playing such a role

weatherplay
  1. :  the state of the atmosphere with respect to heat or cold, wetness or dryness, calm or storm, clearness or cloudiness

    :  state or vicissitude of life or fortune

    :  disagreeable atmospheric conditions: such as

  1. :  to expose to the open air :  subject to the action of the elements

    :  to bear up against and come safely through

    :  to undergo or endure the action of the elements

  1. :  of or relating to the side facing the wind — compare lee


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