make an ass of oneself

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of make an ass of oneself

informal
: to behave very foolishly
  • I made an ass of myself at the party.

Word by Word Definitions

make play
  1. : behave, act

  2. : to begin or seem to begin (an action)

  3. : to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. : the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

  2. : brand

  3. : the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

oneself play
  1. : a person's self : one's own self

  2. : one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self


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