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Idiom
make fun of (someone)
poke fun at (someone)
 
 
Meaning
say or do things to ridicule or tease others
 
 
Usage
You shouldn't poke fun at him for his mistakes.
 
 
Story
The expression 打牙犯嘴 literally means teasing and mocking and comes from 《金瓶梅》,a novel created by Lanling Xiaoxiaosheng in the Ming Dynasty.
 
 
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