laugh all the way to the bank

Definition of laugh all the way to the bank

:to make a lot of money especially by doing something that other people thought was foolish or amusing
  • People thought his invention was ridiculous, but now he's laughing all the way to the bank.

Word by Word Definitions

laugh play
  1. : to show emotion (such as mirth, joy, or scorn) with a chuckle or explosive vocal sound

  2. : to find amusement or pleasure in something

  3. : to become amused or derisive

  1. : the act of laughing

  2. : a cause for derision or merriment : joke

  3. : an expression of scorn or mockery : jeer

all play
  1. : the whole amount, quantity, or extent of

  2. : as much as possible

  3. : every member or individual component of

  1. : wholly, quite

  2. : selected as the best (as at a sport) within an area or organization

  3. : only, exclusively

  1. : the whole number, quantity, or amount : totality

  2. used in such phrases as for all I know, for all I care, and for all the good it does to indicate a lack of knowledge, interest, or effectiveness

  3. : everybody, everything

  1. : the whole of one's possessions, resources, or energy

  1. : other : different : atypical

  2. : isomeric form or variety of (a specified chemical compound)

  3. : being one of a group whose members together constitute a structural unit especially of a language

way play
  1. : a thoroughfare for travel or transportation from place to place

  2. : an opening for passage

  3. : the course traveled from one place to another : route

  1. : of, connected with, or constituting an intermediate point on a route

  1. : by a long distance : to a considerable degree or extent : far

  2. : by far : much

  3. : very

bank play
  1. : a mound, pile, or ridge raised above the surrounding level: such as

  2. : a piled-up mass of cloud or fog

  3. : an undersea elevation rising especially from the continental shelf

  1. : to build a raised border of earth around : to raise a bank (see 1bank 2) about

  2. : to restrict the flow of air to (a fire) especially by piling ash around or over the burning embers

  3. : to build (a curve) with the roadbed or track inclined laterally upward from the inside edge

  1. : an establishment for the custody, loan, exchange, or issue of money, for the extension of credit, and for facilitating the transmission of funds

  2. : the table, counter, or place of business of a money changer

  3. : a person conducting a gambling house or game

  1. : to manage a bank

  2. : to deposit money or have an account in a bank (see 3bank 1a)

  3. : to deposit or store in a bank

  1. : a group or series of objects arranged together in a row or a tier : such as

  2. : a set of elevators

  3. : a row or tier of telephones


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