make an appointment

Idioms & Phrases

make an appointment

  1. Assign someone to a particular office or position, as in When the head of White House security resigned, it was up to the President to make an appointment. [Mid-1800s]

  2. Schedule a meeting with someone, as in Do I need to make another appointment with the doctor? [Mid-1700s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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