make something of

make something of  {v. phr.}
1. To make (something) seem important.
When girls see another girl with a boy, they often try to make something of it.
2. To start a fight over; use as an excuse to start a quarrel.
Bob accidentally shoved Bill in the corridor, and Bill made something of it.
Ann didn't like what Mary said about her. She tried to make something of what Mary said.
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