Posted by R. Berg on July 24, 2003
In Reply to: To laugh like hyenas posted by Karen on July 24, 2003
: Is this a common expression (dead metaphor?) or a phrase people understand but would only be seen in books maybe?
: PS if this is not a widely spread phrase, can you suggest one with a similar meaning? Thanks
It's still used. You can count on at least part of your audience to understand it.