the makings of

the makings of
the potential to become, the ability to develop
  

Look at Debi dance. She has the makings of a ballerina.


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  • have the makings of — To have all the necessary ability and inclination to become • • • Main Entry: ↑make * * * have the makings of phrase to be likely to become a particular type of person or thing because of having the necessary qualities for it I believe you have… …   Useful english dictionary

  • have the makings of something — have the ˈmakings of sth idiom to have the qualities that are necessary to become sth • Her first novel has all the makings of a classic. • He has the makings of a first rate lawyer. Main entry: ↑makingidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • have (all) the makings of (something) — to seem likely to develop into something. I think we have the makings of a good team this year. This story has all the makings of a first class scandal …   New idioms dictionary

  • have all the makings of — have (all) the makings of ► to have the qualities necessary to do or achieve something difficult : »We think she has all the makings of a very good CEO. Main Entry: ↑making …   Financial and business terms

  • have the makings of — have (all) the makings of ► to have the qualities necessary to do or achieve something difficult : »We think she has all the makings of a very good CEO. Main Entry: ↑making …   Financial and business terms

  • have the makings of — {v. phr.} To possess the basic ingredients; have the basic qualities to do something. * /Tom is still young but he seems to have the makings of an excellent pianist./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • have the makings of — {v. phr.} To possess the basic ingredients; have the basic qualities to do something. * /Tom is still young but he seems to have the makings of an excellent pianist./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • have\ the\ makings\ of — v. phr. To possess the basic ingredients; have the basic qualities to do something. Tom is still young but he seems to have the makings of an excellent pianist …   Словарь американских идиом

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