laughing stock


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laughing stock

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laughingstock

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an object of humiliating ridicule: his mistakes have made him a laughing stock.
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laughing stock

noun figure of fun, target, victim, butt, fair game, Aunt Sally (Brit.), everybody's fool His politics became the laughing stock of the financial community.
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laughing stock

nWitzfigur f; his visionary ideas made him a laughing stockmit seinen fantastischen or phantastischen Ideen machte er sich lächerlich or zum allgemeinen Gespött

laughing stock

nzimbello
to make a laughing stock of o.s. → rendersi ridicolo/a
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I am not going to be a laughing stock for Emily and her friends if I can help it.
But we don't want to be the laughing stock of this whole town, I reckon, and never hear the last of this thing as long as we live.
Her navy was so small that it was the laughing stock of the world; nor did she attempt to strengthen her navy.
He fumed: "On the watch of Mr Lerner, and Tom Fox as Chief Executive, the club have become the laughing stock of the Premier League.
99 Slaughtered wine bottle holder, The Laughing Stock, www.
What West Midlands Combined Authority would want a laughing stock city in its logo?
IT'S yet another Whitehall farce - apparently designed to make everyone in our region, especially in the city of Liverpool, look like a laughing stock.
OK, they are a laughing stock in the Premier League despite having their day in the sun at the derby.
28 ( ANI ): Taking a jibe at Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde for attending the music launch of an upcoming film in Mumbai hours after serial blasts rocked Patna, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kirti Azad on Monday said the former is not able to do anything and is a laughing stock.
And Halsey believes that the lack of consistency in the FA's actions are making them a laughing stock.
laughing stock "If Ferris has really turned his back on crime then why is he still making money from his past with his books and this film.
ISLAMABAD -- Opposition leader in National Assembly (NA) Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said Friday ineptness and mismanagement of rulers in holding D-8 summit made Pakistan laughing stock in the world.

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