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'bag for blowing air'
a stupid person or someone who has done something stupid
What a fool
she had been to think that he would stay.
Like a fool
, I accepted straight away.
silly old fool
make a fool of yourself
to do something stupid that you feel embarrassed about afterwards and that makes you seem silly
Sorry I made such a fool of myself last night. I must have been drunk.
make a fool of somebody
to deliberately do something to make someone else seem stupid
I suddenly realised that I was being made a fool of.
any fool can do something
used to say that it is very easy to do something or to see that something is true
Any fool could have seen what would happen.
be no/nobody's fool
to be difficult to trick or deceive, because you have a lot of experience and knowledge about something
Katherine was nobody's fool when it came to money.
gooseberry/strawberry etc fool
a sweet food made of soft cooked fruit mixed with cream
more fool you/him etc
used to say that you think someone was stupid to do something, and it is their own fault if this causes trouble
'Jim smashed up my car.' ' More fool you for letting him borrow it!'
not suffer fools gladly
if you say that someone doesn't suffer fools gladly, they do not have any patience with people who they think are stupid
be living in a fool's paradise
to feel happy and satisfied, and believe there are no problems, when in fact this is not true
play/act the fool
to behave in a silly way, especially in order to make people laugh
Stop playing the fool! You'll fall.
(send somebody on) a fool's errand
to make someone go somewhere or do something for no good reason
fools rush in (where angels fear to tread)
used to say that people are stupid if they do something immediately without thinking about it first
a fool and his money are soon parted
used to say that stupid people spend money quickly without thinking about it
a man whose job was to entertain a king or other powerful person in the past, by doing tricks, singing funny songs etc
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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