laugh off

This page is about the phrasal verb laugh off.

Meaning: to joke about something in order to make it seem less serious

For example:

  • laugh sth off Everyone makes mistakes, and sometimes the best thing to do is just laugh them off.

  • laugh sth off If you come to work late again, you mightn't be able to laugh it off so easily. I heard the boss say he might fire you.

Quick Quiz:

My personal assistant used to just laugh it off whenever she

a. told a joke

b. played a trick

c. made an error

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Contributor: Matt Errey