Is this expression actual or old-fashioned? He's making a pest of himself Thanks
May 12, 2016 1:13 PM
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Question: Is this expression current or old-fashioned? Answer: The expression 'to make a .... of oneself' is both current and very common. Here are some examples: I hope I don't make a fool of myself at the dance class. John made a real idiot of himself when he got drunk last night. The children often make nuisances of themselves on long car journeys. 'Making a pest of himself' isn't an especially common expression, but it fits into the above pattern. As you can see, it's generally negative things that we make of ourselves!
May 12, 2016
It's currently/presently in use (not 'actual') People often make pests of themselves. Sometimes I have made a pest of myself! Tut!
May 12, 2016
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