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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!
See also: laugh

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.’
See also: laugh

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 ?
Here is my dear and excellent mother saying she will quit this house and marry again, yet I am laughing and enjoying myself as though there were nothing happening.
"I am laughing," said he, "to think of the great head the pagan must have had who owned this helmet, for it looks exactly like a regular barber's basin."
"I am laughing because I am happy," replied the Cracker.
"Don't be angry with me, Rodya, for welcoming you so foolishly with tears: I am laughing not crying.
" I laughhellip and then, when I notice that I am laughing all by myself while Louise holds her hands up to her face in horror, I quickly stop.
People were like 'Oh, she is laughing', but they don't even know what I am laughing about.
I am laughing so hard please allow me to be close to my manager.
Normally I don't laugh like how I am laughing in the movie but because of the pallu, it automatically went on the face.
And finally, I am laughing my heads out imagining what 'organizing a boycott' looks like--staying at home, making ajvar, going for a walk, taking a trip, etc.
people see me on 'Bigg Boss' in which I am laughing and joking," said the reality show's host.
"I am laughing today, speaking to respond to your question, because I never confront the actors.
I am laughing about it now but he is the one who sent the tweet and I have been inundated with calls.
In a statement titled "fake news", Farage said: "In response to the Guardian article, it has taken me a long time to finish reading because I am laughing so much.
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