“Laugh off”: phrasal verb meaning.

Laugh (it) off
If an embarassing situation happens and you “laugh it off” you don’t worry about it and you don’t feel embarrassed or ashamed but you laugh at the situation and laugh at your mistakes and laugh at this embarrassing moment and then you forget about it and don’t feel bad because of it.

Other examples of “laugh off” phrasal verb in a sentence

  • It was embarrassing but laugh it off.
  • Don’t listen to what they say, just laugh it off.
  • I tried to laugh it off but I still feel upset about it.

“Laugh off”: use in context explanation

Gina and her husband are leaving their house to go to a restaurant when suddenly Willy, their dog starts peeing on Dick’s foot. Dick is really shocked. His dog has never acted like this before. He doesn’t know what to think, if he should get angry and scream at the dog or just laugh. This is a very embarrassing situation and now he will have to change his clothes, at least the shoes and the socks. Gina is there and is amused by this whole situation. She tells her husband it’s funny and he should not worry about it but he should just laugh it off.