no laughing matter

noun

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

Examples of no laughing matter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That scene might sound funny, but for lizards in the wild, ending up on their backs is no laughing matter. Lee Alan Dugatkin, Scientific American, 14 May 2024 Seeing movies like these receive respect and attention is no laughing matter. Clayton Davis, Variety, 22 Dec. 2023 On the surface, The Lady of Silence is no laughing matter. Chris Vognar, Rolling Stone, 27 July 2023 But artificial-intelligence experts say its implications are no laughing matter. Ashley Wong, WSJ, 3 Apr. 2023 Fandom is usually all in good fun, but for Dre, stanning her favorite pop star is no laughing matter. Angelique Jackson, Variety, 17 Mar. 2023

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“No laughing matter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/no%20laughing%20matter. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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