make a monkey out of someone

make a monkey out of someone
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. 2012.

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  • 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 — to make someone seem stupid …   English dictionary

  • 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 — 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 — 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 — MAKE SOMEONE LOOK FOOLISH, make a fool of, make a laughing stock of, ridicule, make fun of, poke fun at. → monkey …   Useful english dictionary

  • make a monkey of (or out of) — make (someone) appear ridiculous. → monkey …   English new terms dictionary

  • make a monkey of someone — make a monkey of (or out of) someone humiliate someone by making them appear ridiculous …   Useful english dictionary

  • monkey — mon|key1 [ mʌŋki ] noun count * 1. ) an animal with a long tail that climbs trees and uses its hands in the same way that people do 2. ) INFORMAL someone, especially a child who behaves badly but in a funny way rather than in an annoying way: Ooh …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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