be a barrel of laughs


be a barrel of laughs
(not) be a barrel of laughs informal to not be enjoyable.

'He's a bit serious, isn't he?' 'Yeah, not exactly a barrel of laughs.'


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  • barrel of laughs — If someone s a barrel of laughs, they are always joking and you find them funny …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • barrel of laughs —    If someone s a barrel of laughs, they are always joking and you find them funny.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Barrel of laughs —   If someone s a barrel of laughs, they are always joking and you find them funny …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • not a barrel of laughs — informal phrase a very unpleasant experience or situation Life is not exactly a barrel of laughs at the moment. Thesaurus: difficult situations and experiencessynonym Main entry: barrel …   Useful english dictionary

  • not a barrel of laughs — informal a very unpleasant experience or situation Life is not exactly a barrel of laughs at the moment …   English dictionary

  • a barrel of laughs — [often with negative] informal a source of fun or amusement life is not exactly a barrel of laughs at the moment * * * a barrel of laughs informal : someone or something that is very funny often used in negative statements or in an ironic way to… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • not be a barrel of laughs — (not) be a barrel of laughs informal to not be enjoyable. He s a bit serious, isn t he? Yeah, not exactly a barrel of laughs …   New idioms dictionary

  • (a) barrel of laughs — a barrel of ˈlaughs idiom (often ironic) very amusing; a lot of fun • Life hasn t exactly been a barrel of laughs lately. Main entry: ↑barrelidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • a barrel of laughs — a lot of fun, a person who makes you laugh    Let s invite Chang to our party. He s a barrel of laughs …   English idioms