for laughs

idiom

informal
: for amusement
The children were saying every word backward, just for laughs.

Examples of for laughs in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At least one of the drivers behind the viral videos was only doing it for laughs, a revelation that is even more concerning when considering that there were other people on the road. Jody Serrano / Gizmodo, Quartz, 6 Feb. 2024 Americans have long had a difficult time accepting just how bleak the English are willing to get for laughs. Cord Jefferson, Variety, 22 Dec. 2023 Instead, the writer and director will reportedly focus on a movie about climate change, a topic that seems about as ripe for laughs as murderers. Brent Lang, Variety, 4 Dec. 2023 Violence — including a knockdown fight involving reindeer, car chases, and people falling from high places or moving cars — is played mostly for laughs. Common Sense Media, Washington Post, 24 Nov. 2023 Watch The Nightmare Before Christmas on Disney+ Ghostbusters (1984) While most ghost-hunting movies go for scares, Ghostbusters went for laughs. Keith Langston, Peoplemag, 20 Oct. 2023 There was a time when the Ducks and Beavers played mainly for laughs – who can forget that infamous scoreless draw from 1983? Erick Smith, USA TODAY, 30 Aug. 2023 Related: Known for laughs, White House Correspondents’ Association dinner to spotlight reporting risks About 2,600 attendees were anticipated to come out to the annual event, where comedian Roy Wood Jr. is hosting. Lauren Booker, BostonGlobe.com, 30 Apr. 2023 Putting a comic actor in the dark rubber duds seemed to hint that Burton would be taking a derisively parodic approach to Batman, playing him for laughs. Vulture, 25 Aug. 2023 See More

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“For laughs.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/for%20laughs. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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