make a monkey (out) of


make a monkey (out) of
MAKE SOMEONE LOOK FOOLISH, make a fool of, make a laughing stock of, ridicule, make fun of, poke fun at.
monkey

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • make a monkey out of — informal : to cause (someone) to look very foolish : to make a fool out of (someone) I m not going to let that salesman make a monkey out of me! • • • Main Entry: ↑monkey …   Useful english dictionary

  • make a monkey out of —    If you humiliate someone by making them appear ridiculous or foolish, you make a monkey (out) of that person.     That s enough teasing. Don t make a monkey out of him …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • make a monkey (out) of — idi make a monkey (out) of, to cause to appear ridiculous; make a fool of …   From formal English to slang

  • make a monkey out of — make a monkey of she made a monkey out of Clark in front of his friends Syn: make someone look foolish, make a fool of, make a laughingstock of, ridicule, make fun of, poke fun at …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • make a monkey out of — ► make a monkey of (or out of) make a fool of. Main Entry: ↑monkey …   English terms dictionary

  • make a monkey out of — verb To cause a person, group, or action to appear foolish or inferior; to subject someone or something to ridicule. The rough old sealer swore some terrible oaths, protesting that he would not make a monkey of himself, by appearing in this garb …   Wiktionary

  • make a monkey (out) of (someone) — old fashioned to make someone seem stupid. That s enough of your silly tricks. Nobody makes a monkey out of me! …   New idioms dictionary

  • make a monkey out of someone — phrase to make someone seem stupid Thesaurus: mocking and mockeryhyponym laughter and the sound of laughtersynonym Main entry: monkey …   Useful english dictionary

  • make a monkey (out) of somebody — make a ˈmonkey (out) of sb f6 idiom to make sb seem stupid Main entry: ↑monkeyidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • make a monkey out of someone — to make someone seem stupid …   English dictionary