A barrel of laughs - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
a barrel of laughs
barrel of laughs
Fun, funny, and pleasant. Often used sarcastically to indicate that someone is unpleasant or not enjoyable to be around. A: "Is Mr. Grant always cranky?" B: "Oh, yeah—he's a real barrel of laughs!" I always have so much fun when Katie's around—she's totally 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.
a barrel/bundle of ˈlaughs (informal, often ironic) very amusing; a lot of fun: Life hasn’t exactly been a barrel of laughs lately.
References in periodicals archive
DESIGNERS have had a barrel of laughs
Station officer Paul Blacketer said: "We had a barrel of laughs
when we found out the truth.
Broddle wants them to copy his old Raith Rovers mates who had a barrel of beer and a barrel of laughs
under former boss Jimmy Nicholl.