poke fun at (someone or something)

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poke fun at (someone or something)

To taunt, mock, or make fun of someone. The humorist has long been poking fun at figures high in the social and political spheres, drawing the ire from many of them. I was just poking fun at him—I didn't think he'd take it so personally!
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poke fun at someone or something

to make fun of someone or something. You shouldn't poke fun at me for my mistakes. They are just poking fun at the strange architecture.
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poke fun at

see under make fun of.
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poke fun at someone/something

If you poke fun at someone or something, you make unkind jokes about them. She was upset because Elspeth had poked fun at her mother and father. Most historians and writers poke fun at the royal visit, and for good reason.
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poke fun at

tease or make fun of.
1989 Basile Kerblay Gorbachev's Russia They used to poke fun at his boorish ways.
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poke fun at

To ridicule in a mischievous manner.
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She was in good spirits as she poked fun at US politician Sarah Palin - "she's not afraid to make an ass of herself" - and shared stories of her secluded life on her farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, where she slips into her pyjamas at 6pm and kisses her six dogs and four cats "on the lips".
And Gregory confessed in the wake of Wednesday's 3-0 thumping of Everton: "Those same critics who poked fun at us then will be poised for another chuckle at our expense.