hold (someone or something) up to ridicule

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hold (someone or something) up to ridicule

To mock or deride someone or something. I know Gloria—she'll definitely hold you up to ridicule if you go to her black-tie event in anything but a tux.
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hold someone or something up to ridicule

Fig. to ridicule someone or something. They must stop holding Matt up to ridicule! Who do they think they are? She held up Donald to ridicule.
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