- 1 Post By paul.moss
make nothing of
Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?
He made nothing of his talents.
make nothing of something = don’t make use of something
He made nothing of his job.
make nothing of something = don’t cope with something
Thanks for your efforts.
Re: make nothing of
In the first sentence, it means he didn't develop his talents. In the second it means he didn't manage to make a lot of money or become famous.
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