no laughing matter

Definition of no laughing matter

  1. :  a serious and important thing that people should not joke about It's no laughing matter when you lose your job.

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  to find amusement or pleasure in something

    :  to become amused or derisive

  1. :  the act of laughing

    :  a cause for derision or merriment :  joke

    :  an expression of scorn or mockery :  jeer

matterplay
  1. :  a subject under consideration

    :  a subject of disagreement or litigation

    :  the events or circumstances of a particular situation

  1. :  to form or discharge pus :  suppurate

    :  to be of importance :  signify


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