Meaning of “hold sb/sth up to ridicule” in the English Dictionary

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"hold sb/sth up to ridicule" in British English

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hold sb/sth up to ridicule

to laugh unkindly and publicly at someone or something, or to make someone or something seem stupid:

Her plans were held up to ridicule.

(Definition of “hold sb/sth up to ridicule” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)