make a mockery (out) of (something)

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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

make a mockery of something

If something makes a mockery of something, it makes it seem worthless and foolish. Scandal after scandal involving Members of Parliament made a mockery of the government's `family values' campaign. A different conclusion would have made a mockery of international law.
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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

make a mockery of something

make something seem foolish or absurd.
1998 New Scientist In some fisheries, waste makes up about half of the landed catch, which makes a mockery of most population models.
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make a ˈmockery of something

make something seem worthless or foolish: This decision makes a mockery of the party’s economic policy.
If you mock a person or thing, you laugh at them or it in an unkind way.
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