the joke is on sb Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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the joke is on sb

informal If you say that the joke is on a ​particularperson, you ​mean that that ​person has ​tried to make someone ​elselooksilly but has made himself or herself ​looksillyinstead.
(Definition of the joke is on sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the joke is on sb”
in Chinese (Simplified) 玩笑反而开到(某人)自己头上…
in Chinese (Traditional) 開玩笑反而開到(某人)自己頭上…
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