laugh like a drain

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laugh like a drain (third-person singular simple present laughs like a drain, present participle laughing like a drain, simple past and past participle laughed like a drain)

  1. (Britain, simile) To laugh with a loud, coarse sound
    • 2007, William Brandt, The Book of the Film of the Story of My Life:
      Charles laughs like a drain and empties his champagne glass. “How about some fruit juice and muesli, pumpkin?”