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Idiom
become a laughing stock
 
 
Meaning
cause oneself to be laughed at or scorned
 
 
Usage
He often gets extremely drunk at work, and as a result he is the laughing stock of the office.
 
 
Story
The expression 傳為笑柄 literally means something gets abroad as a standing joke and comes from 《歧路燈》 created by Li Lvyuan in Qing Dynasty.
 
 
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