They say laughter is the best medicine, but what do they mean? How would you feel if an English person told you, you had a laugh like a drain?
The English language, like so many other languages is full of Idioms. An idiom is a group of words established by usage as having a meaning, individually however they do not have any meaning. Here are several idioms to make you laugh.
- To be a laugh a minute – when someone is very entertaining and funny. This can also be used in the negative “ A two hour Maths lesson is a laugh a minute” this is commonly known as sarcasm!!
- Don’t make me laugh – something that you say when someone has suggested something that you think will never happen.
- To laugh in someone’s face – this shows you have no respect for someone or their ideas.
- Laugh like a drain – when someone has a very loud laugh.
- Laugh someone/something out of court – you believe the idea they have had is ludicrous and you cannot take it seriously.
- Laughing all the way to the bank – someone has just made a lot of money very easily, often because someone else has been stupid.
- Laughing up your sleeve – to laugh at someone secretly, often on an unkind way.
- This is no laughing matter – the subject is very serious and you should not be making jokes about it.
- A laughing stock – someone has just done something very stupid which has caused others to laugh at them.
- Laughter is the best medicine – laughter is good for you, a good laugh will help you feel better both mentally and physically.
So, if you tell a friend about a money making idea and they comment you’ll be laughing all the way to the bank, you know they approve of your idea and that they think you’ll become very rich from it!