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    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right about my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    It was hard to tell where you stood with Eddy and I was careful not to become a laughing-stock for his pals.

    When he talked, he talked nonsense, and made himself the laughingstock of his hearers.

    laughing-stock = an object of jokes or ridicule; a butt; a victim of ridicule or pranks

    Thanks for your efforts.



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    Re: laughing-stock


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