Forget reality TV; this entire saga has the makings of a great telenovela.
That has the makings of the next “Weekend Update” with reverb.
Some disagree, which gives us the makings of a highly entertaining intra-GOP race war playing out as we head into 2016.
Yet the film has all the makings of a surefire American hit.
In short, it had all the makings of a nuclear attack drill, part of an escalation in long-range Russian operations worldwide.
There appear to be the makings of a financier about Comrade Jellicoe.
"It'll be the makings of the boy," he said to Mrs. Bines in her son's presence.
And then there's the children—if anybody has got the makings of a good mother in her, she has.
Here was the makings of a "filet de boeuf" fit for Epicurius himself.
You have in you the makings of a man, though yet headstrong and dour by nature.