be the making of
{v. phr.} To account for the success of someone or something. * /The strict discipline that we had to undergo in graduate school was the making of many a successful professor./ * /The relatively low cost and high gas mileage are the making of Chevrolet's Geo Metro cars./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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