make (a) nonsense of


: to cause (something) to no longer be effective : to take away the value or usefulness of (something)
The lack of guards makes a nonsense of the security checkpoint.

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Recent Examples on the Web Both an origin story and a topsy-turvy script-flipping, the drama, which has enough cliffhangers to make nonsense of a topographical map, sympathizes with Moriarty and savages Holmes. New York Times, 6 July 2022

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“Make (a) nonsense of.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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