One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Humiliate someone by making them appear ridiculous.‘he thinks he can make a monkey out of me, but he's got another think coming!’
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 atView synonyms
- ‘With brilliant skill, LuaLua makes a monkey of Basturk on the right wing and crosses into the box.’
- ‘I was wrong, you finally made a monkey out of me.’
- ‘They've finally made a monkey out of me at this website.’
- ‘Sir, she's making a monkey out of you!’
- ‘Most observers agree that he made a monkey of out of the president in his first term.’
- ‘The meteorologists make a monkey of me once again.’
- ‘He blazed it wide and missed the target again after making a monkey of Neilson and cutting inside dangerously.’
- ‘Desmond said, ‘You'll never make a monkey out of me!’’
- ‘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.’
- ‘I could make a monkey out of you, but why should I take all the credit?’
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