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.
Summary: Hyderabad (Telangana) June 19 (ANI): Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday hit out at MoS Home G Kishan Reddy for calling Hyderabad a hub of ISIS and said that the latter has become a 'laughing stock' by making such comments.
MRS L F Allen-Darkes (Birmingham Mail Talkback, May 20 2019) is under the misconception that the UK having elections for the European Parliament made our country a laughing stock. She clearly does not understand that the UK is still a member of the European Union and that the European Parliament has a fixed term, so by the terms of the treaty the UK was obliged by law to hold these elections.
ISLAMABAD -- Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday said Indian Prime Minister Narender Modi has become a laughing stock in the world for his war mongering posture.
SO Patrick McGuinness (Western Mail, February 14) thinks Brexit has made Britain a laughing stock.
England were branded "the laughing stock of the world" after David Baddiel and Frank Skinner's performance at Sports Personality of the Year.
The Iskandar Puteri MP agreed with MCA president Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong who said Umno's Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi had made himself a 'laughing stock' with his party's unrequited overtures towards PAS.
VINNIE JONES has revealed that a fear of being turned into a laughing stock led him to take drastic measures during his clash with Paul Gascoigne at Plough Lane in February 1988.
VINNIE JONES has revealed his fear of being turned into a "laughing stock" led him to take drastic measures during his clash with Paul Gascoigne at Plough Lane in February 1998.
SAM ALLARDYCE's behaviour has made England the laughing stock of world football, former Three Lions skippers Alan Shearer and Rio Ferdinand claimed.

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