a laughing stock

laughing stock

A person who is the subject of mockery after a blunder. If I mess up this speech, I'll be the laughing stock of the school!
See also: laugh, stock
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a laughing stock

If you describe someone or something as a laughing stock, you mean that people think they are silly. The truth must never get out. If it did she would be a laughing stock. His policies became the laughing stock of the financial community.
See also: laugh, stock
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

a ˈlaughing stock

a person that everyone laughs at because they have done something stupid: I can’t wear this to the party! I’ll be a laughing stock!
See also: laugh, stock
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