you have to laugh

you have (got) to laugh

You have to try and appreciate that this unfortunate situation is at least a little bit funny. I know you're upset about how the date went, but you've got to laugh—it is quite funny that you kept calling him the wrong name all night. The prime minister keeps making such horrible, ridiculous comments. They're so beyond the realm of reality that sometimes you just have to laugh.
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you have to ˈlaugh

(spoken) used to say that you think there is a funny side to a situation: Well, I’m sorry you’ve lost your shoes, but you’ve got to laugh, haven’t you?
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