be laughing

idiom

British, informal
: to be in a very good situation with nothing to worry about
If they can just close this important deal, they'll be laughing!

Examples of be laughing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Please go back to your first reaction — if only because my laughing would then be laughing with you, not at you. Carolyn Hax, Washington Post, 16 Mar. 2024 The comment was bleeped on the broadcast, but the audience seemed to be laughing. Saba Hamedy, NBC News, 16 Jan. 2024 The People’s Joker will be laughing its way to the big screen, with indie distributor Altered Innocence picking up the feature’s North American rights. Aaron Couch, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 Dec. 2023 Rogan said not everyone may be laughing with Anthony and pointed to The Office actor Rainn Wilson as an example. Luke Gentile, Washington Examiner, 30 Aug. 2023 You’re supposed to be laughing and screaming with your friends — hopefully slightly altered in some way. Derek Lawrence, Vulture, 27 Feb. 2023 Twenty minutes later, ultrasound scans showed that most of the fetuses exposed to the kale flavor seemed to grimace, while most exposed to the carrot appeared to be laughing. Aria Bendix, NBC News, 21 Sep. 2022 Standing alone at midcourt, Curry seemed to be laughing and crying at the same time, a euphoric mix of feelings. New York Times, 17 June 2022 The crowd swelled to about 120 people; everyone seemed to be laughing or dancing, and wherever Campbell looked, she was reminded of what Orange Mound is worth. New York Times, 18 Nov. 2021

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“Be laughing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/be%20laughing. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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