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    What is the phrasal verb?

    Hello everyone,

    I am looking for a phrasal verb that is used in the meaning of "giving somebody an opportunity to make a joke". I thought it was something like "set up" (as in "he set me up for that joke with his stupid remark") but I could not find this meaning in the dictionary anywhere, so I'm guessing I got it mixed up somehow. Could anyone please tell me what the correct phrasal verb with that meaning is?

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    Re: What is the phrasal verb?

    If you laughed at him, they the person set himself up for the joke.

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    Re: What is the phrasal verb?

    You can "set someone up" for a joke. Below, A sets up B for a joke:

    A: Here's an egg.
    B: Are you setting me up for a yolk?

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    Re: What is the phrasal verb?

    I think "tee up" might be the phrasal verb you've heard in this situation. Of Course, it may depend upon which sport you play as to which metaphor you prefer. The golf metaphor works best for me although I'm not a golfer.

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