laugh about

laugh about (something)

To chuckle or giggle about something; to find something humorous. We were just laughing about something Janet said earlier. I was very stressful at the time, but I just laugh about the whole thing now.
See also: laugh
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

laugh about someone or something

to chuckle or giggle loudly about someone or something. Please don't laugh about Sue. It's not funny. They were laughing about my haircut.
See also: laugh
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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