English version

make light of something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmake light of somethingmake light of somethingJOKING/NOT SERIOUSto joke about something or treat it as not being very serious, especially when it is important She tried to make light of the situation, but I could tell that she was worried. light
Examples from the Corpus
make light of somethingIt is shocking that anyone could make light of child abuse.Amy tried to make light of it to Amelia and Muriel, who inevitably found out.When they were mentioned, they were usually made light of, or glossed over.You can not entirely make light of such demonstrations.Voice over Nuclear Electric were making light of the delay and praised the way the mock emergency was being handled.He talked of the future; he made light of the present and its difficulties until Lucy lost sight of them too.It sounds as if she is making light of the suffering of the men, which is very real.I didn't mean to make light of your problems.
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