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

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hold sb/sth up to ridicule

to ​laughunkindly and ​publicly at someone or something, or to make someone or something ​seemstupid: 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)
Translations of “hold sb/sth up to ridicule”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使…成为笑柄, 公开嘲笑…, 戏弄……
in Chinese (Traditional) 使…成為笑柄, 公開嘲笑…, 戲弄……
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