Idiom: laugh off something
Idiom: laugh off something (laugh something off)
- to act or pretend as if something isn’t important or doesn’t bother you
- 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.
- brush something off
- pay no attention
- pay no heed
- pay no mind
- turn a deaf ear
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