make light of

относиться несерьезно, небрежно к (чему-л.) , не придавать значения (чему-л.) относиться несерьезно к

Большой англо-русский и русско-английский словарь. 2001.

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  • make light of — ► make light of treat as unimportant. Main Entry: ↑light …   English terms dictionary

  • make light of — index discount (disbelieve), disparage, underestimate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • make light of — phrasal : to treat as of little account * * * make light of To treat as being of little consequence • • • Main Entry: ↑light make good, make light of, make little of, make love to, make merry see under ↑good …   Useful english dictionary

  • make light of —    If you make light of something, you behave as though it is less serious than it really is.     He won several awards for his work but he made light of it when the subject was mentioned …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • make light of — {v. phr.} To treat an important matter as if it were trivial. * /One ought to know which problems to make light of and which ones to handle seriously./ Compare: LAUGH OFF. Contrast: MAKE MUCH OF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make light of — {v. phr.} To treat an important matter as if it were trivial. * /One ought to know which problems to make light of and which ones to handle seriously./ Compare: LAUGH OFF. Contrast: MAKE MUCH OF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make\ light\ of — v. phr. To treat an important matter as if it were trivial. One ought to know which problems to make light of and which ones to handle seriously. Compare: laugh off Contrast: make much of …   Словарь американских идиом

  • make light of — verb To regard without due seriousness; to joke or disregard inappropriately. I wish you wouldnt make light of the matter, when it obviously means a great deal to him …   Wiktionary

  • make light of — make a joke about, make fun of    I was hurt when you made light of my poem. You laughed at it …   English idioms

  • make light of — Synonyms and related words: be blind to, be caught out, be inattentive, be unwary, belittle, blink at, connive at, cool it, de emphasize, deprecate, depreciate, disparage, disregard, downplay, give no heed, go easy, hear nothing, ignore, let pass …   Moby Thesaurus

  • make light of — treat as of little importance, minimize My friend made light of my efforts to learn how to speak and write Chinese …   Idioms and examples

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