hold up to ridicule
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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