make an ass of

make an ass of yourself

(slang)
to behave in a way that makes you or an organization look foolish I have made an ass of myself more times than I can count.
Usage notes: also make an ass of itself: Our own party made an ass of itself during the last campaign.
See also: ass, make, of

make an ass of yourself

to behave in a silly way Simon drank too much and made a complete ass of himself at the party.
See also: ass, make, of
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For Christopher's movies, you have to get up there and make an ass of yourself.