One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
chuckle, chortle, guffaw, giggle, titter, snigger, snicker, cackle, howl, roar, tee-hee, burst out laughing, hoot with laughter, roar with laughter, shake with laughter, be convulsed with laughter, dissolve into laughter, split one's sides, hold one's sides, be doubled upView synonyms
- ‘Sarcasm may be the lowest form of wit but these had me and The Doctor laughing like a drain in bed last night.’
- ‘It will, however, almost certainly make you laugh like a drain several times.’
- ‘I'm laughing like a drain even before he's delivered the punchlines.’
- ‘It'd make me laugh like a drain if I won, which probably isn't a very good recommendation.’
- ‘If such infantile hyperbole doesn't have you laughing like a drain, you haven't a hope of wading through this somewhat too hefty book.’
- ‘He thought this was a very funny and laughed like a drain.’
- ‘It's so obvious and not even that original but somehow the joke had never occurred to me and I laughed like a drain.’
- ‘My beloved is going to laugh like a drain when he reads that.’
- ‘Had I been there I would have laughed like a drain.’
- ‘A friend of mine in her 50s who was active in the women's movement through the 70s laughed like a drain when I told her that.’
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