make (someone, something, or oneself) a laughingstock(redirected from make themselves a laughing stock)
make (someone, something, or oneself) a laughingstock
To subject someone or something to a mockery or ridicule; to make fun of someone or something. The president's decision to appoint TV personalities as her advisors has made our country a laughingstock of our country in front of the entire world. I felt I was making myself a laughingstock wearing such a silly costume in broad daylight.
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