make up to (someone)


British, informal + disapproving
: to treat (someone) in a very friendly or helpful way in order to get something for oneself
an employee who's always making up to the boss

Examples of make up to (someone) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Who qualifies? Oakland County residents who make up to 300% of the federal poverty level are eligible for the program. Nushrat Rahman, Detroit Free Press, 8 May 2024 Never run out of ice again with this R.W.Flame Self-Cleaning Ice Maker that can make up to 26 pounds of ice in 24 hours. Ali Faccenda, Peoplemag, 26 Apr. 2024 The high demand for U.S. work visas is not entirely surprising: American companies received 43% of all global startup funding last year, and senior engineers can make up to $208,000 a year, according to the report. Emma Burleigh, Fortune, 28 Mar. 2024 The government could make up to $11 billion in loans available as well, plus a federal investment tax credit of up to 25% of certain expenses. Laura Gersony, The Arizona Republic, 20 Mar. 2024 Smith’s contract gives him an opportunity to make up to $1.96 million annually in progressive bonuses. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, 18 Jan. 2024 Who qualifies for medical debt cancelation in Arizona? Arizonans who make up to 400% of the federal poverty level or whose medical debt is 5% or more of their annual income are eligible. Stacey Barchenger, The Arizona Republic, 7 Mar. 2024 In India, over 99% of total MSMEs qualify as micro-enterprises that make up to 630.5 lakh enterprises. Cindy Gordon, Forbes, 25 Feb. 2024 Last year, the total was 10 million pies produced on a line that can make up to 50,000 pizzas a day. Karl Ebert, Journal Sentinel, 12 Feb. 2024

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“Make up to (someone).” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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