gales of laughter

gales of laughter

Loud outbursts of laughter. It sounded like everyone had a good time at your party last night. I could hear gales of laughter coming from your patio.
See also: laughter, of
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In gales of laughter, intermingled with half-genuine cries of alarm as almost his teeth caught her toes, she always concluded by gathering him into her arms and laughing the last of her laughter away into his flattened ears of joy and love.
The various clerks who had waited upon the pair came out of it with very red faces, and enough amusing stories of Pollyanna to keep their friends in gales of laughter the rest of the week.
G-Mac drew gales of laughter yesterday when he was asked if he had ever gone close to Rory McIlroy's old course record of 61.
And there would have been gales of laughter when the totally bullish Sir John Brute appeared in full drag, six sheets in the wind, disguised as Boadicea, and in a full rant against wives as usual.
The foggy hubbub of the pub, with its beery gales of laughter and babble of anecdote, embraced them in its tepid fug.
"When I teased her that she just loves playing the bad girls, it brought gales of laughter and the comment:" I love to play interesting characters!"
When I first started watching tennis in the 1980s, the idea that a British player could win Wimbledon would be met with gales of laughter and hoots of derision.
Veteran Chicago director Steve Scott oversees this endearing and enjoyable production, which can unleash gales of laughter one moment and sniffles the next.
At which, the courtroom erupted into gales of laughter.
It was a joke, or meant to be a joke and it produced gales of laughter all right but it also generated a storm of condemnation for the entertainer because according to his bashers, what he said was completely out of line, vulgar.
He gave me sherry, told me, between gales of laughter, that he knew nothing at all about 'Metaphysical pottery' (more laughter), and suggested I went to the resident expert, Helen Gardner" (135).
The body control, the steering response and the tenacity of the 1.0-litre car's front end means you may find yourself dissolving into gales of laughter as you punt it down a twisty road.
"There were gales of laughter all around but he never let his face slip.
In fact, the only thing more enjoyable was the reaction of the audience with gales of laughter reflecting the talent of a group of performers whose timing and interpretation exceeded all my expectations.