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laughing stock

noun [S] uk   us  
someone or something that seems stupid or silly, especially by trying to be serious or important and not succeeding: Another performance like that and this team will be the laughing stock of the league.
Translations of “laughing stock”
in Chinese (Traditional) 笑柄,笑料…
in Russian посмешище…
in Turkish maskara, matrak, gülünecek kimse…
in Chinese (Simplified) 笑柄,笑料…
in Polish pośmiewisko…
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