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
References in classic literature ?
A great king of a land far away in the East had a daughter who was very beautiful, but so proud, and haughty, and conceited, that none of the princes who came to ask her in marriage was good enough for her, and she only made sport of them.
During Saturday's open, Cyrus made sport of the hubbub surrounding her racy display.
Sunni, Shia and Kurd may agree on little else, but all have made sport of brutalizing their Christian neighbours, hundreds of whom have been slaughtered since the U.
To have made sport of the butchering of two humans would have been unthinkable to our prosecutors.