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English definition of “make a joke of sth”

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make a joke of sth

to laugh at something although it is serious or important: He tried to make a joke of the fact that he hadn't passed the test.
Translations of “make a joke of sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 對…付諸一笑:一笑置之…
in Chinese (Simplified) 对…付之一笑…
(Definition of make a joke of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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