[with negative] informal A source of amusement or pleasure: life is not exactly a barrel of laughs at the moment
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- Can she really believe that Julius Caesar is a barrel of laughs?
- An event that has raised more than £2,000 for breast cancer was a barrel of laughs on Saturday.
- Chuck (played with masterful restraint by Peter Sarsgaard) is a paternal authority figure and not a barrel of laughs.
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