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In the sentence below, what do the bolded words mean?
Of course she made us, dim-bulb. We can't risk her yakkin' t' th' cops an' we got no kill permission fer this job.
By the way, it is made us a synonym to recognized us?
"She made us" means she saw us and recognized us.
The use of this idiom is usually restricted to law enforcement/crime situations. One police officer might ask another at a crime scene: "We've got a suspect in custody. Do you have a witness that can make him?" Meaning, "is there someone who saw the crime that can definitely identify this suspect as the person who committed the crime?"