Laughing idioms

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Step 3

Read the following dialogue to see the idioms in context:

Melanie:Hey, did you go to the New Year’s concert the other night?
Jen:We did. It was excellent – we laughed our heads off!!! My husband is a fan of one of the stand-up comedians who was in the show. That guy was so funny, he had everyone rolling in the aisles.
Melanie:I wanted to go to the concert, too, but my husband had already made some plans for our own party, so I couldn’t go…
Jen:Oh, right, how did your party go?
Melanie:Ah, not so well. I spilled some wine on my new dress and looked like a laughing stock for the rest of the evening. And my husband cracked a joke about it…
Jen:Accidents happen! I am sure he was just trying to help you laugh it off!
Melanie:You are right, I shouldn’t have taken it so seriously. Laughter is the best medicine, indeed. But my dress is now stained and it’s no laughing matter.
Jen:Let’s bring it to the dry cleaners’ then, it must help.
Melanie:All right, let’s see where I put it…

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Laughing idioms

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