make an ass of

make an ass of
To cause (someone) to seem foolish.
Syn: make a fool of, make a fool out of, make a monkey of, make a monkey out of

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  • make an ass of — (yourself) to behave in a silly way. Simon drank too much and made a complete ass of himself at the party …   New idioms dictionary

  • make an ass of oneself — To behave like a fool • • • Main Entry: ↑make * * * informal behave in a way that makes one look foolish or stupid he is stewed and about to make an ass of himself …   Useful english dictionary

  • make an ass of yourself — make an ass of (yourself) to behave in a silly way. Simon drank too much and made a complete ass of himself at the party …   New idioms dictionary

  • make an ass of yourself —    If you behave so stupidly that you appear ridiculous, you make an ass of yourself.     Tom made an ass of himself by singing a love song outside Laura s door! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • To make an ass of one's self — Ass Ass, n. [OE. asse, AS. assa; akin to Icel. asni, W. asen, asyn, L. asinus, dim. aselus, Gr. ?; also to AS. esol, OHG. esil, G. esel, Goth. asilus, Dan. [ae]sel, Lith. asilas, Bohem. osel, Pol. osiel. The word is prob. of Semitic origin; cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • make an ass of oneself — one who plays the fool …   English contemporary dictionary

  • make — make1 [māk] vt. made, making [ME maken < OE macian, akin to Ger machen < IE base * maĝ , to knead, press, stretch > MASON, Gr magis, kneaded mass, paste, dough, mageus, kneader] 1. to bring into being; specif., a) to form by shaping or… …   English World dictionary

  • ass — S2 [æs] n [Sense: 1; Origin: Old English assa, from Latin asinus] [Sense: 2; Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Changed spelling of arse (11 21 centuries), from Old English Ars, ears] 1.) not polite a stupid, annoying person = ↑ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Ass — Ass, n. [OE. asse, AS. assa; akin to Icel. asni, W. asen, asyn, L. asinus, dim. aselus, Gr. ?; also to AS. esol, OHG. esil, G. esel, Goth. asilus, Dan. [ae]sel, Lith. asilas, Bohem. osel, Pol. osiel. The word is prob. of Semitic origin; cf. Heb.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ass — noun (C) 1 PART OF BODY especially AmE an impolite word for the part of your body that you sit on: I tripped and fell flat on my ass. 2 get your ass in gear also move your ass spoken an impolite way of telling someone to hurry: Get your ass in… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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