Translation for 'laughing stock' from English to Russian
NOUN   a laughing stock | laughing stocks
посмешище {с}laughing stock
расхохотаться [сов.]to burst out laughing
запас {м} [наличие]stock [supply]
рыбный бульон {м}
fish stock
гонка {ж} на серийных автомобиляхstock car racing
айсшток {м} [вид спорта]
ice stock sport
со всеми потрохами [разг.] [шутл.]
lock, stock and barrel
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Usage Examples English
  • After a failed experiment to attract the moon maxed out all the university's money, he not only became the laughing stock of the campus but was expelled as well.
  • For example, an editorial in the "Blue Lake Advocate" stated: "The whole scheme is a silly outburst of a maudlin sentimentalism which is simply ridiculous and is the laughing stock of the community.
  • Her father is less than thrilled with this development and locks his daughter away, seeming more concerned of becoming a laughing-stock than that his daughter is now aboard and quite possibly in danger.
  • He played bass, guitar and sometimes sang in several bands in the 1990s, including Purple Bass Plectrum, Rabid Lettuce, Pigtube and The Laughing Stock.
  • The story's narrator reminisces about Kong Yiji, a pedantic scholar who became the laughing-stock of the tavern where the narrator worked.

  • With no family, no regular employment and eccentric character, Ah Q is often the laughing stock and victim of bullying by the townsfolk.
  • Otherwise we will become a laughing stock.” The German Parliament ultimately reversed the court's decision, passing legislation that legalized non-therapeutic circumcision of underage boys even though it is medically harmful.
  • Among the letters is one from Thomas Cromwell rebuking him for referring trivial matters back to the king and Council, criticising him for his inability to refuse a favour to anyone who asks for one, and hinting that Lady Lisle's dominant influence over him has made him something of a laughing stock.
  • In the beginning the company was a laughing stock, with Zanardi being told by his original team DAP that if he didn't stop complaining they would "send him to Kali".
  • Arnie is arrested after being rescued from the top of the tower, causing his mother — who has not left the house in over seven years — to become the laughing stock of the town as she goes to the police station, forcing Arnie's release.

  • Despite its history, the name was also subject to some ridicule, and critics suggested that Nevada had become a laughing stock due to the county's creation.
  • By doing this, members of the Orange Alternative could not be arrested by the police for opposition to the regime without the authorities becoming a laughing stock.
  • In May 1889, Carpenter wrote a piece in the "Sheffield Independent" calling Sheffield the laughing-stock of the civilized world and said that the giant thick cloud of smog rising out of Sheffield was like the smoke arising from Judgment Day, and that it was the altar on which the lives of many thousands would be sacrificed.
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