the butt of the joke(redirected from butts of the joke)
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the butt of the joke
Someone or something at whose expense an insulting or mocking joke is made. I like hanging out with my brother and his friends, even though he likes to make me the butt of his jokes. Due to their disastrous advertising campaign last month, the company has been the butt of many jokes on the Internet lately.
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