Idiom:  laugh off something

Meaning

Idiom:  laugh off something (laugh something off)

  • to act or pretend as if something isn’t important or doesn’t bother you


Example sentences

  • When the kids make fun of you, I suggest you just laugh it off and they’ll get bored of teasing you.
  • I know my uncle hates it when my grandpa tells embarrassing stories about him so I admire how he just laughs it off.
  • My boss laughed off the criticism of his marketing idea but I could tell he was furious.
  • I thought about laughing my colleague's comments off but after thinking about it seriously, I decided to report him to human resources for sexual harassment .
  • We laughed the waiter's rude remarks off rather than letting him ruin our dinner.
  • Sometimes it's easier to laugh off my mother-in-law's criticisms rather than defend myself.
  • Just laugh it off Dad—that guy is looking for a fight.
  • I'm tired of laughing off your boyfriend's rude comments. Next time I'll let him I know exactly how I feel.


Synonyms

  • brush something off
  • pay no attention
  • pay no heed
  • pay no mind
  • turn a deaf ear


More idioms will be added in the future so check back frequently or sign-up for my free newsletter to learn about new updates to my website.


Your turn to use the idiom "laugh off something"

Practice makes progress.  It's your turn to use this idiom in your own sample sentence. I will provide feedback to make sure you use the idiom correctly.


> > idiom: laugh off something

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.