laugh off the stage

laugh (one) off the stage

To cause or pressure one to leave a stage or other such area by laughing at them derisively. Often used in passive constructions. What if I forget all the words to the song? What if I get laughed off the stage? They all laughed him off the state for suggesting doing away with the current tax system.
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laugh someone off the stage

Fig. to laugh rudely, forcing a person to leave a stage. The rude audience laughed the politician off the stage. The children laughed the soprano off the stage. She really wasn't very good, you know.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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