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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.
(Definition of make a joke of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “make a joke of sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 对…付之一笑…
in Chinese (Traditional) 對…付諸一笑:一笑置之…
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