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laughing stock

noun
1.
an object of humiliating ridicule: his mistakes have made him a laughing stock
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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  • If she doesn't contrive to make herself a laughing stock everywhere!

  • To have it end ridiculously, to have her become a laughing stock, would be too cruel.

    Tutors' Lane Wilmarth Lewis
  • His medicine is God's pills, notwithstanding he is the laughing stock of all who know him.

    Philosophy of Osteopathy Andrew T. Still
  • Your wife is unfaithful to you, and will soon make you a laughing stock to all.

    The Champdoce Mystery Emile Gaboriau
  • Instead of being the "laughing stock" we could—if the matter were not too serious—throw the laugh upon the other fellow.

    On the Firing Line in Education Adoniram Judson Ladd
  • He had been made the butt—the laughing stock—of the algebra class.

  • Let the two wings of the Clan-na-Gaels alone and they will make a laughing stock of American juries.

    The Crime of the Century Henry M. Hunt

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