be the butt of something

if you are the butt of jokes or criticism, people often make jokes about you or criticize you

He became the butt of everyone's silly jokes.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • be the butt of something — phrase if you are the butt of jokes or criticism, people often make jokes about you or criticize you He became the butt of everyone’s silly jokes. Thesaurus: to be criticizedsynonym Main entry: butt …   Useful english dictionary

  • (be) the butt of something — be the butt of sth idiom to be the person or thing that other people often joke about or criticize Syn: ↑target • She was the butt of some very unkind jokes. Main entry: ↑buttidiom …   Useful english dictionary

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  • butt — butt1 [ bʌt ] noun count 1. ) INFORMAL the part of your body that you sit on: BOTTOM: They ought to get off their butts and go back to work. a pain in the butt: That old computer is a pain in the butt! => KICK1 2. ) the part of a cigarette or… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • butt — I UK [bʌt] / US noun [countable] Word forms butt : singular butt plural butts 1) a) the part of a cigarette or cigar that is left after you have finished smoking it b) the end of the handle of a gun or tool He was hit over the head with a rifle… …   English dictionary

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