laugh someone or something out of court

laugh (someone or something) out of court

To reject an idea or situation as outrageous or absurd. Despite the phrasing, this expression does not usually refer to an actual legal case. Does this idea sound crazy? Will the board just laugh me out of court?
See also: court, laugh, of, out

laugh someone or something out of court

dismiss someone or something with contempt as being obviously ridiculous.
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