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The case I want to understand is "Japanese musician YOSHIKI is making more and more of an impression on the British royal family". As I understand it, it says YOSHIKI is impressing the British royal family members more and more. But what I don't understand is the grammar detail.

Is "making more and more of an impression" the comparative of "making much of an impression"? In that case, how should I understand "making much of an impression"? Is it a combination of "making an impression" and "much of", or alternatively, a combination of "making much of" and "an impression"?

From what I learnt from the internet, "much of" is "used for describing the importance of a quality that something has" and "make much of" means "to give a lot of importance to something". I can't see anyone is giving an importance on the thing of impressing some one else. Thenceforth, I prefer the "making an impression" + "much of" assumption. But I still can't understand it. What does the "much of" mean here? I can understand what "not much of a" means but what "much of" means is still unclear. What does it actually mean in this context?

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