Meaning of “make (a) nonsense of sth” in the English Dictionary

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"make (a) nonsense of sth" in British English

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make (a) nonsense of sth


C2 to make something appear stupid or wrong, or to spoil something:

His repeated lack of promotion makes nonsense of the theory that if you work hard you'll be successful.

(Definition of “make (a) nonsense of sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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