make a monkey out of

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Definition of make a monkey out of

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 2 Oct. 2022.

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