barrel of laughs

The phrase “barrel of laughs” is used to describe something or someone that is very entertaining or amusing. It is unclear exactly where this phrase originated, but it is believed to have been in use since the early 1900s.


  1. “The comedian had the audience in stitches throughout his entire performance. He was a real barrel of laughs!”
  2. “Spending time with my friends is always a barrel of laughs. We always have a great time together.”
  3. “Even though the movie was supposed to be a comedy, I didn’t find it very funny. It wasn’t exactly a barrel of laughs.”
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