Definition of make a joke of in English:
Laugh or be humorous about (something that is not funny in itself).
- I tried to make a joke of it, but my laugh was fake, a desperate tint to it, well the whole thing seemed desperate actually.
- But the woman brushed him off, making a joke of his request.
- Even making a joke of it initially may break the ice and make you come across somewhat less adversarial.
Definition of make a joke of in:
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