make sport of (someone or something)

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make sport of (someone or something)

To ridicule, mock, or tease someone or something; to make fun of someone or something. I really don't appreciate you making sport of my disability like that. Don't make sport of your sister—you know how sensitive she can be!
See also: make, of, sport
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A great king of a land far away in the East had a daughter who was very beautiful, but so proud, and haughty, and conceited, that none of the princes who came to ask her in marriage was good enough for her, and she only made sport of them.
Nay, fellow," said the lean Brother harshly, for he saw that Little John made sport of them, "we want none of thy company, so get thee gone.
Look ye, fellow," quoth he in a voice quivering with rage, "we have had enough of thy vile company, and care no longer to be made sport of.
Late-show wits, as well as less-celebrated speakers of the English language, have made sport of Clinton's improbable semantic slides.
To have made sport of the butchering of two humans would have been unthinkable to our prosecutors.
During Saturday's open, Cyrus made sport of the hubbub surrounding her racy display.