barrel of laughs

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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!
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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.
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a barrel/bundle of ˈlaughs

(informal, often ironic) very amusing; a lot of fun: Life hasn’t exactly been a barrel of laughs lately.
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Ken, 68, said: "It always feels good to be home and you are always guaranteed a warm welcome, a barrel of laughs and lots of Irn-Bru and Tunnock's teacakes."
Armed with a chest full of goodies and a barrel of laughs, Freddo will teach the audience what it takes to become a pirate in Freddo's Treasure Trove every day throughout the summer holidays.
It may not sound like a barrel of laughs, but, as a coda to days of over-indulging in all manner of seasonal excesses, it certainly clears the mind and reboots the brain cells (at least before the over-indulging kicks in again, on New Year's Eve.) These days, there's a lot more to board games than the ever-popular but predictable Monopoly, Scrabble and Cluedo.
The Killinaskully star said some people are shocked when they meet him in real life and he isn't a barrel of laughs immediately.
Based on my own experience of watching fantasy-comedies, it is a sure-fire thing that 'Unli Life' will be a barrel of laughs. So, that alone makes me look forward to the nationwide release of 'Unli Life'.
The Esrar Race is a 5km race that features 20 purpose-built obstacles including the Log Jam, the Low Wall, Barrel of Laughs, Tyre Mire, Leaning Wall, ZZ Hop, Sandbagger Hill 1, Splashdown and Mudder's Delight.
The 5km race features 20 purpose-built obstacles, including the Log Jam, the Low Wall, Barrel of Laughs, Tyre Mire, Leaning Wall, ZZ Hop, Sandbagger Hill 1, Splashdown and Mudder's Delight.
This new monthly stand-up night will be bringing award-winning comedians to your doorstep for the ultimate barrel of laughs and is open to all.
Sounds like a right barrel of laughs at BP, doesn't it?
As Julie admits about her situation, but it could be a metaphor for life: 'It's hard to accept that we're helpless, but we are, all we can do is be ready and sane.' Meanwhile, there is a subplot that involves Stephen's friends Charles and Thelma (Stephen Campbell Moore and Saskia Reeves) and a shady Government scheme, which takes a bizarre turn and ultimately brings more sorrow to Stephen's door - told you it wasn't a barrel of laughs.
The Palace of Versailles doesn't seem to be a barrel of laughs at the moment.
LIFE'S a barrel of laughs for Pete Coates - the only known brewery cooper in Wales.
After all, not everyone wants to wander around in designer dresses or Jimmy Choos or compete for the Rear of the Year or whatever it is" TV wildlife presenter Kate Humble, above, who has described herself as epitomising the "dragged-through-a-hedgebackwards look" "It is no fun being in a relationship with a philanderer, a gambler, someone with dubious personal hygiene and it is certainly no barrel of laughs hooking up with a dedicated dieter" Broadcaster Vanessa Feltz "Some hot tips for losing those stubborn pounds: number one best exercise - push yourself away from the dining table" Actress Joan Collins "I soon realised that the Greens and their industrial and bureaucratic allies are used to getting things their own way.
Kitty was a barrel of laughs, also a very caring person.
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