laugh away

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laugh something away

1. to spend an amount of time laughing. We laughed the hour away listening to the comedian. We laughed away the evening.
2. to get rid of something negative by laughing. Kelly knows how to laugh her problems away, and it cheers up the rest of us too. She laughed away her problems.
See also: away, laugh
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His good friend already dead, he might as well laugh away the pain of having missed the funeral.
Laugh away, idiot child, for I am not alone in this thinking.
Sheila Corrigan said: "Fran's father trained Smile Away, this mare's granddam, to win a bumper for my father at this meeting in 1983 and he also trained the dam, Laugh Away.
Masterson took second in the 1,500 and, like Mathabane, was able to laugh away the wet conditions.
Although he was last seen in a quick cameo as another author-cum-academic in his friend Jake Kasdan's comedy ``Orange County,'' Kline is quick to laugh away any suggestion that intellectual roles come naturally.
Beaches, parks, school playgrounds and other public places are recommended for these group therapy sessions where participants shed their inhibitions and laugh away the blues.
You were the oldest of two daughters raised to keep the devil's laugh away.
We just laugh away those who accuse us of being a spy [organization] secretly working for Israel.
Laugh away the pain They say laughter is the best medicine, so why not put the theory to the test and see if it can cure a broken heart.
I know Paul (Dickov) and Gerry (Taggart) and the rest of the staff and we talk and have a laugh away from the game but, for that 90 minutes, they will not give us anything.
We laugh away an ordinary human's "little fling" as we call it.
The 22-year-old defender is intensely ambitious and com-mitteon the pitch, but he enjoys a laugh away from matches.
LAUGH away the winter blues with a comedy tonic at Carey's in Coventry next week.
Tune in and step back in time if you want to laugh away your midweek blues.
IT'S time to join forces and laugh away those everyday body blues.