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Make the Door (To)

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To make it fast by shutting and bolting it. We still say, “Have you made my room?”—i.e. made it tidy. Similarly, to “make the bed” is to arrange it fit for use.

“Why at this time the doors are made against you.” Shakespeare: Comedy of Errors, iii. 1.


“Make the door upon a woman’s wit, and it will out at the casement.”—Shakespeare: As You Like It, iv. 1.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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