“Can we make it…?”: idiom meaning.

Can we make it…?
Is it possible to move an appoinment to a different time or a different day? For example, the meeting is at 6.00 but you are busy at 6.00 so you can’t come. You ask: “Can we make it 8.00”? By asking this question you want to move the meeting to 8.00 o’clock so you will be able to come.

Other examples of “Can we make it…?” idiom in a sentence

  • I’m busy at noon. Can we make it 3p.m?
  • Oh, I’m sorry. I can’t come on Monday. Can we make it Tuesday?
  • Can we make it next week? This week I’m bvery busy.

“Can we make it…?”: use in context explanation

The woman’s friend is having her birthday party today but she doesn’t want to start without her best friend. The woman is late. She is still not ready. She is doing her nails and is waiting until the nail polish dries. She wants to look pretty at the party. The friend calls her on the phone. She is quite angry. The woman said she would be there at 8 but now she says she can’t make it 8.00. She has to make up a lie and says she is still at work. She asks: “Can we make it 9.30?”