Make a joke of something 付之一笑

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今日片語

表達 「make a joke of something」 的意思是 「取笑、嘲笑或幽默地談論一個本該嚴肅對待的事情」,也就是我們常說的 「對…付之一笑」。

例句

You shouldn’t make a joke of people’s hardships.
你不應該拿別人的困難開玩笑。

They made a joke about their boss’ ability, but it was true that he was unable to lead and motivate the staff.
他們取笑老闆的工作能力,不過他確實不會領導和激勵員工。

She’s making a joke about her exam results but seriously, it might affect her chances of getting a good job.
她對自己的考試成績付之一笑,但說真的,這可能會影響她找到好工作的機會。