laughing matter
noun Date: circa 1583 something not to be taken seriously — usually used in the phrase no laughing matter

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • laughing matter — {n.} A funny happening; a silly situation. Usually used with no . * /John s failing the test is no laughing matter!/ * /We were amused when our neighbor s cat had five kittens, but when our own cat had six kittens it was no laughing matter./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • laughing matter — {n.} A funny happening; a silly situation. Usually used with no . * /John s failing the test is no laughing matter!/ * /We were amused when our neighbor s cat had five kittens, but when our own cat had six kittens it was no laughing matter./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • laughing\ matter — noun A funny happening; a silly situation. Usually used with no . John s failing the test is no laughing matter! We were amused when our neighbor s cat had five kittens, but when our own cat had six kittens it was no laughing matter …   Словарь американских идиом

  • No Laughing Matter — may refer to: No Laughing Matter (1967 novel), a novel by Angus Wilson No Laughing Matter (1986 book), an autobiographical work by Joseph Heller about his Guillain Barre Syndrome No Laughing Matter, an episode of the M*A*S*H* tv series No… …   Wikipedia

  • No Laughing Matter (Garfield and Friends) — Infobox Television episode Title = No Laughing Matter Series = Garfield and Friends Caption = Season = 2 Episode = 74 Airdate = October 21, 1989 Production = US025 B Writer = Mark Evanier Sharman DiVono Director = Tom Ray Mitch Schauer Marija… …   Wikipedia

  • no laughing matter — A very serious matter • • • Main Entry: ↑laugh * * * no laughing matter phrase something that should be treated seriously Thesaurus: serious, severe and extremesynonym Main entry: laugh * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • No Laughing Matter (book) — No Laughing Matter   …   Wikipedia

  • be no laughing matter — if a subject is no laughing matter, it is serious and not something that people should make jokes about. Haemorrhoids are all very funny when other people have them, but if you get them yourself, it s no laughing matter …   New idioms dictionary

  • no laughing matter — Something that is no laughing matter is very serious …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • no laughing matter — something serious that people should not make jokes about. A wound on your foot is no laughing matter when you re a diabetic …   New idioms dictionary

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