laugh off

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laugh off

(tr, adverb) to treat or dismiss lightly, esp with stoicism: he laughed off his injuries.
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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Verb1.laugh off - deal with a problem by laughing or pretending to be amused by it; "She laughs away all these problems"
brush aside, brush off, discount, dismiss, disregard, ignore, push aside - bar from attention or consideration; "She dismissed his advances"
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w>laugh off

always separate to laugh one’s head offsich tot- or kaputtlachen (inf)
sep (= dismiss)lachen über (+acc), → mit einem Lachen abtun
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Elinor looked surprised at his emotion; but trying to laugh off the subject, she said to him, "Do not you know my sister well enough to understand what she means?
His sister tried to laugh off her feelings by saying, "Nothing amuses me more than the easy manner with which everybody settles the abundance of those who have a great deal less than themselves.
"Conte was able to laugh off the incident, saying the damage to his modest car was "the last thing" on his mind.The Sun newspaper reported that the table top narrowly missed the club's director of communications, Steve Atkins.

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