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fool in Performing topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfoolfool1 /fuːl/ ●●○ noun 🔊 🔊 1 stupid person [countable]STUPID/NOT SENSIBLE a stupid person or someone who has done something stupid syn idiot 🔊 What a fool she had been to think that he would stay. 🔊 Like a fool, I accepted straight away. 🔊 You silly old fool!2 make a fool of yourself3 make a fool of somebody4 any fool can do something5 be no/nobody’s fool6 gooseberry/strawberry etc fool7 more fool you/him etc8 not suffer fools gladly9 be living in a fool’s paradise10 play/act the fool11 (send somebody on) a fool’s errand12 fools rush in (where angels fear to tread)13 a fool and his money are soon parted14 entertainer [countable]AP a man whose job was to entertain a king or other powerful people in the past, by doing tricks, singing funny songs etc syn jester April fool
Examples from the Corpus
foolAnyone who thinks TV news gives you enough information is a fool.She made you look a bit of a fool in front of anyone else who was watching.What a fool I am, thought Mrs. Fanshawe.We'd be devalued again and any fool but the government can see it coming, can't they?They'd X-rayed my chest when any fool knew that it was the kidney that had had to come out.This new lot have come up because the landowners are fools.Epithets can be abusive: You clumsy fool! epitome A short summary of a speech or book.Some fool backed over mine in a car park.What does that fool think he's doing?silly old foolWhat a silly old fool he was.