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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.
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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!
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Q The New York Times quotes Myrsini Gana, saying, "I feel that when the translator is laughing, the humor will manage to get across.
screams through my head more laughter from the back of the room it feels the whole room is laughing in my ears everyone everything the whole world laughing at me while dad hurts me and Patty laughing who cares mother turns away blames me where is Patty
That poem is laughing at some of the very sexual poems that he wrote; it's a slight takeoff on cummings.
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