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Laugh like a drain

Posted by Patty on December 26, 2000

In Reply to: Laugh like a drain posted by ESC on December 24, 2000

: A British actor was quoted as saying that he "laughed like a drain." What is the origin of that? All I found was the phrase is comparable to the U.S. "horselaugh."

I don't really know the expression, but it sounds like it describes an uncontrollable, uncompromised belly laugh. One can imagine a gurgling drain with the implacable force of gravity! Would it be a laugh similar to the one where a guy "laughed like the turkey that swallowed a spark plug"? - Patty