make a monkey out of

idiom

informal
: to cause (someone) to look very foolish : to make a fool out of (someone)
I'm not going to let that salesman make a monkey out of me!

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“Make a monkey out of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/make%20a%20monkey%20out%20of. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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