be laughing all the way to the bank

be laughing all the way to the bank

To be profiting or benefiting from something that is regarded by others as frivolous, stupid, or somehow objectionable. That movie is dumb, but it's a big hit, and the studio executives will be laughing all the way to the bank. They can mock us all they want because we'll be laughing all the way to the bank when our banana re-peeler is sold in stores nationwide.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

be laughing all the way to the bank

If someone is laughing all the way to the bank, they are making a lot of money very easily. Investors who followed our New Year share tips are laughing all the way to the bank. Note: You can also say that someone is crying all the way to the bank when something bad happens to them but they make a lot of money from it. With compensation claims for injuries like these, people are crying all the way to the bank. Note: This expression was used by the American entertainer Liberace when he was asked how he felt when he read bad reviews of his shows.
See also: all, bank, laugh, way
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
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