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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All on a sudden, as she was going out, in came the king's son in golden clothes; and when he saw a beautiful woman at the door, he took her by the hand, and said she should be his partner in the dance; but she trembled for fear, for she saw that it was King Grisly-beard, who was making sport of her.
Gentlemen," he exclaimed (this time in French, for it was not in his copy book), "Satan is so mixed up in this affair, that here he is present at our debates, and making sport of their majesty.
Then I ask about gay people's affinity for making sport of speculating about the sexuality of certain celebrities, and it's like I've tossed a gas can into an already robustly burning fire.
There are accounts of one priest living in a sinful relationship with the wife of a Protestant man; of others, in drunken fits, making sport of the Catholic religion; and of another revealing openly, from one harbour to the next, the contents of what he heard in confession.