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Source: short audio clip

Transcript:

...but I am sure that modern web browsers will perform these steps in parallel and that is a lot more complicated than I'm making it out to sound, okay? But my bare-bones explanation here should serve as the general series of steps...

I would have no problem understanding that if he said it like this: and that is a lot more complicated than I'm making it sound. But that's not what he actually says. He threw an out in there for some reason and I don't understand why.

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    Look up "make out" in the dictionary. That said, the speaker isn't very bright, either. – Ricky Dec 9 '15 at 7:59
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    Making it out to be is an idiomatic expression that means "making it appear to be". For example, you could say, "Don't worry, the test is not as difficult as he's making it out to be." – stangdon Dec 9 '15 at 14:42
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I believe it's just a conversational filler like what one would use when being interviewed or such.

..a lot more complicated than I'm making it out to sound.

This should work fine, as you suggested.

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