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make a mockery of sth

to make something seem stupid or without value: The fact that he sent his children to private school makes a mockery of his socialist principles.
Translations of “make a mockery of sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 取笑, 愚弄, 使…顯得荒謬(或無價值)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 取笑, 愚弄, 使…显得荒谬(或无价值)…
(Definition of make a mockery of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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