make a fool (out) of (someone or oneself)(redirected from make a fool out of himself)
make a fool (out) of (someone or oneself)
To do something that makes someone or oneself seem stupid or ridiculous. I'm not going to dance too much at the party because I don't want to make a fool out of myself in front of my coworkers. I know Greg is only trying to impress Lisa, but he's making a fool out of himself by telling so many corny jokes. Don't let him make a fool of you like that—say something back!