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Re: Make for grim reading

Posted by Mei on April 09, 2003

In Reply to: Re: Make for grim reading posted by TheFallen on April 09, 2003

Thank you very much.

: : Hi,

: : Does anyone know what the phrase 'make for grim reading' means? Thanks in advance

: To make for in this sense is a phrasal verb meaning to have or produce (an effect). So for example, if a newspaper article describing the effects of bombing on Baghdad is said "to make for grim reading", it means that the text contains details that are grim, or humourless and horrifying.