Show More Online Etymology Dictionary, 2010 Douglas Harper Idioms and Phrases with ruined ruin see rack and ruin.
Instead of making fun of someone, you'd be "making sport " of them.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)He said that compte snap coquin the loss had ruined his life.Times, Sunday Times (2014)It was such a relief because it had been ruining her life.Link to this page.The act of defaming, esp.The Sun (2015)He is still ruining my life because it is as raw now as it was years ago.Show More The American Heritage Idioms Dictionary Copyright 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
(Law) law the injuring of a person's good name or reputation.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)He recovered but could not shake off the belief that his life was in ruins.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)He also says he keeps mum about having found a boyfriend so as not to ruin his jokes about being single.Financial sense is attested from 1660.The act of causing destruction or a downfall.Let's say your friend's name is Alice.Defamation (dfmen).The Sun (2017)Not in defence of the protesting Ladies in White or the dissidents sentenced to long jail terms under conditions that ruined their health.Intransitive sense "fall montreal massages and escort into ruin" is from.1600.The Sun (2012)This is the sort of record that ruins foreign holidays.Ruin, destruction, havoc imply irrevocable and often widespread damage.