laugh off


verb

(tr, adverb) to treat or dismiss lightly, esp with stoicismhe laughed off his injuries

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Idioms and Phrases with laugh off

laugh off

Also, laugh away. Dismiss as ridiculous or trivial, as in He laughed off the suggestion that his career was over. [Early 1700s]

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