a barrel of laughs

a barrel of laughs

a source of fun or amusement. informal
1996 Mail on Sunday Seeing so many old people gathered all in one place was hardly a barrel of laughs.
See also: barrel, laugh, of

a barrel/bundle of ˈlaughs

(informal, often ironic) very amusing; a lot of fun: Life hasn’t exactly been a barrel of laughs lately.
See also: barrel, bundle, laugh, of