Definition of see the funny side (of something) in US English:

see the funny side (of something)

phrase

  • Appreciate the humorous aspect of a situation or experience.

    • ‘His willingness to help everyone and his inspiring wit and ability to see the funny side of all situations was a trait of his personality that was very special to all.’
    • ‘I suggest cultivating the ability to see the funny side of this situation, it's there if you look hard enough.’
    • ‘He was always the first to see the funny side of any situation and his smile lit up any room he entered.’
    • ‘Gerry was a wonderful conversationalist and always had the ability to see the funny side of any situation, and was well able to talk on a variety of topics with authority.’
    • ‘Those who laugh out loud and see the funny side of difficult situations are far less likely to have a heart attack than humourless individuals, researchers found.’