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
References in classic literature ?
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.
After all, he and his party, followed with another incompetent joker in Nicola Sturgeon now at the helm, are a laughing stock.
He added: "Galway and Ireland would be a laughing stock if this was lost.
SAM ALLARDYCE's behaviour has made England the laughing stock of world football, former Three Lions skippers Alan Shearer and Rio Ferdinand claimed.
He said: "It makes us look like a bit of a laughing stock and it is betrayal of the people of Gateshead.
Former claret and blue midfielder and now Sky pundit, Merson said: "For a big club like Villa, where I have played and loved the club, it's becoming a laughing stock now.
Napakita nu'ng tao 'yung kanyang kakayahan (He was a laughing stock when he ran for Congress.
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.
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.

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