[General] makings = endowment

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vil

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Dear teachers,

Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

She would marry a Prime Minister and stand at the top of a staircase; the perfect hostess he called her (she had cried over it in her bedroom), she had the makings of the perfect hostess, he said.

makings = endowment

Thanks for your efforts.

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V.
 

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It means the attributes or qualities of the perfect hostess.

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bertietheblue

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I think it means she has the attributes or qualities necessary to become a perfect hostess whens she gets older (grows up?) and marries.
 
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