laugh like a drain

laugh like a drain

1. verb To laugh in a very loud, boisterous, and hearty manner; to guffaw. Mike's friend Jessie had me laughing like a drain all evening long.
2. noun A very loud, boisterous, and hearty laugh. My mother had a laugh like a drain that brought a smile to everyone in the room.
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laugh like a drain

BRITISH
If you laugh like a drain, you laugh noisily. I read my tattered copies of P.G. Wodehouse and laughed like a drain. We glanced across at each other and I saw he was laughing like a drain! Note: The idea is of loud laughter sounding like water disappearing down a drain, and perhaps also of the open mouth resembling the drain.
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laugh like a drain

laugh raucously; guffaw. British informal
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laugh like a ˈdrain

(British English) laugh very loudly: When I told him what had happened he laughed like a drain, as if it was the funniest thing he’d ever heard.
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