Definition of make a monkey of (or out of) someone in English:

make a monkey of (or out of) someone

phrase

  • Humiliate someone by making them appear ridiculous.

    ‘he thinks he can make a monkey out of me, but he's got another think coming!’
    • ‘The meteorologists make a monkey of me once again.’
    • ‘Sir, she's making a monkey out of you!’
    • ‘I could make a monkey out of you, but why should I take all the credit?’
    • ‘They've finally made a monkey out of me at this website.’
    • ‘With his back to goal, he made a monkey out of Desailly by turning him inside out before blasting the ball wide from about three yards out.’
    • ‘With brilliant skill, LuaLua makes a monkey of Basturk on the right wing and crosses into the box.’
    • ‘He blazed it wide and missed the target again after making a monkey of Neilson and cutting inside dangerously.’
    • ‘Most observers agree that he made a monkey of out of the president in his first term.’
    • ‘Desmond said, ‘You'll never make a monkey out of me!’’
    • ‘I was wrong, you finally made a monkey out of me.’
    make someone look a fool, make someone look foolish, make a fool of, make a laughing stock of, ridicule, deride, make fun of, poke fun at
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