laugh out of

laugh someone out of something

to force someone to leave a place by laughing in ridicule. The citizens laughed the speaker out of the hall. We laughed the city council out of the auditorium.
See also: laugh, of, out
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The Birdcage (1996) - This effective remake of the hysterically funny French farce, ``La Cage Aux Folles,'' squeezes every possible laugh out of an absurd situation: A gay couple must pretend to be straight for an afternoon to impress the straight-laced parents of the woman who plans to marry the son of one of the gays.
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