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make (a) nonsense of sth

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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.
Translations of “make (a) nonsense of sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使…顯得荒謬, 把…搞砸…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使…显得荒谬, 把…搞砸…
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