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

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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.

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