laugh someone out of court


laugh someone out of court
laugh someone out of court see under ↑laugh
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Main Entry:court
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laugh someone out of court
To prevent someone getting a hearing by ridicule
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Main Entry:laugh

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laugh someone/​something out of court phrase
if you laugh someone or something out of court, you show them that you think their ideas or suggestions are very silly

Anyone who made claims like that these days would be laughed out of court.

Thesaurus: mocking and mockeryhyponym laughter and the sound of laughtersynonym
Main entry: laugh

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • laugh someone out of court — laugh (something/someone) out of court to refuse to think seriously about an idea, belief or a possibility. At the meeting, her proposal was laughed out of court. (usually passive) Anyone who had made such a ludicrous suggestion would have been… …   New idioms dictionary

  • laugh something out of court — laugh (something/someone) out of court to refuse to think seriously about an idea, belief or a possibility. At the meeting, her proposal was laughed out of court. (usually passive) Anyone who had made such a ludicrous suggestion would have been… …   New idioms dictionary

  • laugh something out of court — laugh someone/​something out of court phrase if you laugh someone or something out of court, you show them that you think their ideas or suggestions are very silly Anyone who made claims like that these days would be laughed out of court.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • laugh out of court — laugh (something/someone) out of court to refuse to think seriously about an idea, belief or a possibility. At the meeting, her proposal was laughed out of court. (usually passive) Anyone who had made such a ludicrous suggestion would have been… …   New idioms dictionary

  • laugh someone/thing out of court — dismiss someone or something with contempt as being obviously ridiculous. → laugh …   English new terms dictionary

  • laugh someone/something out of court — dismiss with contempt as being obviously ridiculous …   Useful english dictionary

  • court — I [[t]kɔ͟ː(r)t[/t]] NOUN USES ♦ courts 1) N COUNT: oft n N, N n, also in/at N A court is a place where legal matters are decided by a judge and jury or by a magistrate. At this rate, we could find ourselves in the divorce courts! ...a county… …   English dictionary

  • laugh — [[t]lɑ͟ːf, læ̱f[/t]] ♦ laughs, laughing, laughed 1) VERB When you laugh, you make a sound with your throat while smiling and show that you are happy or amused. People also sometimes laugh when they feel nervous or are being unfriendly. He was… …   English dictionary

  • laugh — laugh1 W2S2 [la:f US læf] v [: Old English; Origin: hliehhan] 1.) to make sounds with your voice, usually while you are smiling, because you think something is funny ▪ Maria looked at him and laughed. laugh at/about ▪ I didn t know what I was… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • laugh — I UK [lɑːf] / US [læf] verb [intransitive] Word forms laugh : present tense I/you/we/they laugh he/she/it laughs present participle laughing past tense laughed past participle laughed *** Other ways of saying laugh: giggle to laugh in a nervous… …   English dictionary


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