20 Idioms and Expressions about Laughter

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As March 19th marked National Let's Laugh Day and March 20th marked the International Day of Happiness - what better time to share some idioms about laughter?

  1. a barrel/bundle of laughs - something that's fun or amusing
  2. a laugh a minute - very funny
  3. are you having a laugh? - are you joking?
  4. belly laugh - a loud, deep, uninhibited laugh
  5. for a laugh - for fun, for a joke
  6. good for a laugh - fun to be around
  7. laughing stock - someone who is mocked/ridiculed
  8. no laughing matter - something very serious, something that shouldn't be joked about
  9. to burst out laughing - to laugh suddenly
  10. to fall about (laughing) - to laugh uncontrollably
  11. to have the last laugh - to finally be vindicated
  12. to kill yourself laughing - to be overcome with laughter
  13. to laugh all the way to the bank - to quickly and easily make a lot of money
  14. to laugh in someone's face - to laugh at/about someone in front of them to show your distain
  15. to laugh something off - to laugh when experiencing something unpleasant to make it seem less serious
  16. to laugh your head off - to laugh very hard, to laugh uncontrollably
  17. to laugh yourself silly - to laugh for a long time, to laugh uncontrollably
  18. to play something for laughs - to make people laugh in an inappropriate or awkward situation
  19. to raise a laugh/smile - to make someone laugh/smile
  20. to split your sides - to laugh so hard your body is shaking/convulsing

Can you think of any others? Share them with us in the comments below

If you enjoyed this post, why not check out our other articles about idioms?

20 Mar 2019
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