make a joke of something
make a joke of (something)
To mock something or make something a subject of humor, especially something that should be treated seriously. You shouldn't make a joke of suicide—Tom's mother took her own life when he was still in high school. It's great that they can make a joke of this, but we could all be fired if something doesn't change!
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make a ˈjoke of somethinglaugh about something that is serious or should be taken seriously: Don’t make a joke of it! I could lose my job because of this!
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