make a fool of yourself


make a fool of yourself
make a fool of yourself phrase
to make yourself seem stupid by behaving in a silly or embarrassing way

He made a fool of himself by turning up drunk to a TV chat show.

Thesaurus: to behave in a silly waysynonym to be, or to become ashamed or embarrassedsynonym
Main entry: fool

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make a fool of yourself
: to behave in a very foolish or silly way

He got drunk at the party and made a fool of himself.

He's making a fool of himself over that woman.

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Main Entry:fool

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make a ˈfool of yourself idiom
to do sth stupid which makes other people think that you are a fool

I made a complete fool of myself in front of everyone!

Main entry:foolidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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