make a mockery of

make a mockery (out) of (something)

To treat something in a way that shows contempt for it, or makes it seem foolish. As usual, Hal made a mockery of the assignment, starting every sentence with the letter Y for no reason. I'm afraid that the pop star's candidacy has made a mockery out of this election.
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make a mockery of something

to make a deliberate parody or a poor imitation of something. What a mess. You made a mockery of the task. You have made a mockery of my position!
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Former Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto Brillantes on Tuesday said that he would seek the cancellation of the Duterte Youth party-list's registration as it continues to make a mockery of election laws and also tarnishes the name of the President.
Don't make a mockery of the law, don't make a mockery of everything on election law,' he added.
BEN Stokes continued to make a mockery of his World Cup snub with 151 runs, a catch and three wickets as England Lions won their fivematch one-day series with South Africa A with a game to play.
Ben Stokes continued to make a mockery of his World Cup snub with 151 runs, a catch and three wickets as England Lions won their five-match series one-day series with South Africa A with a game to play.
And that game against Wales didn't just make a mockery of the FIFA world rankings it made a mockery of the notion that bringing back the Home Internationals would be a great way to end the season.
Bruce said: "We will have to take it on the chin but it does make a mockery of things."
Theyd know that to tell others to attend a behavioral training program whose goal is organizational cultural change and not to attend the program themselves would make a mockery of the training effort.
"By not publishing the document now, the minister [Batt O'Keeffe] continues to make a mockery of the Dail and the right of all interested parties to see the various proposals that he is making in regard to funding higher education."