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mocking is catching

If one engages in mockery, it encourages others to do the same. A: "As soon as he started making fun of me, the other kids joined in too!" B: "Oh dear, mocking is catching, isn't it?"
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make (a) mock of (someone or something)

To subject someone or something to mockery or ridicule; to make fun of someone or something. The film openly makes mock of the sacrifices and hardships our soldiers had to endure during that unfortunate war. His crass, spiteful speech made a mock of our democracy.
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mock (something) up

To create a draft, model, or simulated version of something to demonstrate how it looks or works. We mocked up a prototype of the new irrigation system to demonstrate its benefits to the city council. I sketch out the designs of our latest cars, and the engineering department mocks them up.
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mock something up

to make a model or simulation of something. The engineers mocked the new car design up for the managers to see. They mocked up the new car design.
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mock up

To make a model of something, especially as part of a presentation: We mocked up our ideas for the stage scenery to see if it would be hard to build. Take these building plans and mock them up for the presentation.
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However, it is advisable to join a Mock Test Series, as they actually prove to be very useful.
Apart from coaching classes and mock tests, one needs to believe in oneself, plan the preparation well and work hard.
Interview with managers, supervisors, and officers provide different perspectives on the type of mock scenario to conduct and reveal major concerns of those who must deal with an emergency resulting from inadequate security.
Once written, the entire mock scenario can be presented to managers, supervisors, and other who need to know.
An example of a goal statement is, "The goal of this mock exercise is to evaluate the individual officer's ability to prevent a person from entering the building and to test the reaction of the security officer when an individual successfully penetrates the facility by entering through a door in the presence of the officers.
This section of the design lists each step required to complete the mock scenario, from planning to debriefing.
Coordinate mock with security supervisor and managers.
Key personnel must be aware that a mock is in progress.
In the event of an actual emergency during an exercise, a mock can be terminated.
Because the main reason for developing mock scenarios is to evaluate security's effectiveness, officers should not be warned when an exercise will be conducted.
Implementing mock scenarios is not difficult once initial steps have been developed, reviewed by management, and approved by the security director.
Responsibility for conducting a safe and productive mock scenario rests with the training coordinator.
At the conclusion of a mock scenario, certain activities help the security force focus on officers' actions and on possible improvements in the security operation.
The training coordinator should produce a report for the supervisor and the security director at the conclusion of the mock exercise.