laugh off

verb
laughed off; laughing off; laughs off

Definition of laugh off

transitive verb

: to minimize by treating as amusingly or absurdly trivial

First Known Use of laugh off

1676, in the meaning defined above

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“Laugh off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/laugh%20off. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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