make a fool of oneself


make a fool of oneself
embarrass oneself, make a spectacle of oneself

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • make a fool of oneself — appear foolish through incompetent or inappropriate behaviour. → fool …   English new terms dictionary

  • make an exhibit of oneself — make a fool of oneself, act foolishly in public …   English contemporary dictionary

  • make an exhibition of oneself — verb To embarrass oneself or others in public Syn: make a fool of oneself, make a spectacle of oneself …   Wiktionary

  • make a spectacle of oneself — verb To embarrass oneself or others in public Syn: make a fool of oneself, make an exhibition of oneself …   Wiktionary

  • make an ass of oneself — To behave like a fool • • • Main Entry: ↑make * * * informal behave in a way that makes one look foolish or stupid he is stewed and about to make an ass of himself …   Useful english dictionary

  • make an ass of oneself — one who plays the fool …   English contemporary dictionary

  • make a fool of — 1. To cause (someone) to look ridiculous or stupid 2. To humiliate or dupe 3. To disappoint • • • Main Entry: ↑fool make a fool of see under ↑fool1 • • • Main Entry: ↑make * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • make a fool of — trick or deceive (someone) so that they look foolish. ↘(make a fool of oneself) appear foolish through incompetent or inappropriate behaviour. → fool …   English new terms dictionary

  • fool to oneself — verb To knowingly make a decision or take action that is to ones own disadvantage By swimming, drunk, late at night and alone, he was being a fool to himself …   Wiktionary

  • fool — fool1 noun 1》 a person who acts unwisely.     ↘archaic a person who is duped or imposed on. 2》 historical a jester or clown, especially one retained in a royal or noble household. verb 1》 trick, deceive, or dupe. 2》 (usu. fool about/around) act… …   English new terms dictionary


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