An April Fool – English Idiom – Online English Lessons

If somebody is an April Fool they are the victim of a practical joke played on April Fools’ Day (1st April).

Example of use:

1. Her children made an April Fool of her by putting salt in her cup of tea.

When someone successfully plays an April Fool trick on somebody they often shout out ‘April Fool!‘.

An April Fool also refers to the trick itself.

Example of use:

The school children played an April Fool on their teachers and locked them in the staffroom.

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