make something of

[make something of] {v. phr.} 1. To make (something) seemimportant.

When girls see another girl with a boy, they often tryto make something of it.

2. To start a fight over; use as an excuseto start a quarrel.

Bob accidentally shoved Bill in the corridor,and Bill made something of it.

Ann didn't like what Mary saidabout her. She tried to make something of what Mary said.

Compare:START SOMETHING.