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be laughing

To be in a very good or pleasant situation. I'd be laughing if I had a house in this beautiful neighborhood!
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be laughing

If you say that if something happens or is true you will be laughing, you mean that you will be very pleased or that you will be successful. If we can get another £5,000, we'll be laughing. If jazz worldwide had the sort of money which is spent on just one opera house, we'd be laughing.
See also: laugh

be laughing

be in a fortunate or comfortable situation. informal
2000 Ian Pattison A Stranger Here Myself I spotted a card in the window of a Lyons Tearoom. Dishwashers Wanted. No Exp. Nec . ‘That's it,’ I said to Cotter, ‘we're laughing.’
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be ˈlaughing

(spoken, informal) be in a fortunate position; have no worries: If you can play like that in tomorrow’s game you’ll be laughing!
See also: laugh
References in classic literature ?
So you may as well know that I was laughing at you then.
The governor was laughing at the press of questions on the topic.
I spoke to the referee after the game, but I was laughing because I know if I do something stupid now then it would create a problem for me in the future.
At one point, I was laughing so hard I started drooling.
He and I were watching The Simpsons, and Robert was laughing at the appropriate times.
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