a test of a statement or action to see if it can be carried out without laughing about it
Tax pros frequently rely on the “laugh test”: Can you put down an expense for business without laughing about putting one over on the IRS?
[laf-ter, lahf-] /ˈlæf tər, ˈlɑf-/ noun 1. the action or sound of . 2. an inner quality, mood, disposition, etc., suggestive of laughter; mirthfulness: a man of laughter and goodwill. 3. an expression or appearance of merriment or amusement. 4. Archaic. an object of laughter; subject or matter for amusement. /ˈlɑːftə/ noun 1. the action […]
[lawt-n] /ˈlɔt n/ noun 1. Charles, 1899–1962, U.S. actor, born in England. /ˈlɔːtən/ noun 1. Charles. 1899–1962, US actor, born in England: noted esp for his films of the 1930s, such as The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933), for which he won an Oscar, and Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
noun 1. a separate sound track of prerecorded laughter added to the sound track of a radio or television program to enhance or feign audience responses.
[lou lou] /ˈlaʊ ˌlaʊ/ noun, Polynesian Cookery. 1. meat and fish wrapped in or covered with leaves and steamed or roasted.