Make all the difference

Monaalnomassy

Senior Member
Arabic
What is meant by " make all the difference"?
Helping students (and others) to confront these possibilities can be useful in developing their skills to derive the maximum benefit from positive feedback. For example, simply replying along the lines ‘I’m glad you liked that’ can make all the difference between embarrassment, and feedback effectively delivered and received.

the source is " The Lecturer' Toolkit" by Phil Race.
 
  • Schimmelreiter

    Senior Member
    Deutsch
    If something makes all the difference, it has a very good effect on a thing or a situation.
    http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/make+all+the+difference

    In your sentence, simply replying along the lines ‘I’m glad you liked that’ can cause the good effect that the result is feedback effectively delivered and received rather than embarrassment. The difference between the two is due to simply replying along the lines ‘I’m glad you liked that’.
     

    acekidpro

    Member
    UK
    English (UK) - French (CH and FR)
    make all the difference: achieve a much better result/impression by changing a small detail.
     

    Florentia52

    Modwoman in the attic
    English - United States
    The reply can make all the difference between embarrassment (on the one hand) and effectively delivered feedback (on the other).
     
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