I definitely enjoy spending time with my family. I feel like I'm a very down to earth person who enjoys a good laugh. I've never been good at things like this, so if you have any questions, feel free to ask!

Is "a good laugh" an idiom? Does it always mean a partner? Or does it literally mean a happy life?

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    Such a good laugh means enjoyable
    – user35019
    Jun 2, 2016 at 1:37
  • You're stretching, a good laugh is a laugh that is very enjoyable, no need to look further. Feb 10, 2017 at 9:55

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A good laugh it is an idiom. I don't see how it could mean "a partner". In this context it simply means "to have fun while telling/hearing some funny stuff`".

It could also mean to make fun of something:

We had a good laugh after she fell on the floor.

Another example which is connected to this idiom would be:

They cranked me up with that joke, I had a good laugh.

Which translates to: That joke made me laugh, it was a good one.

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    I think the "partner" part might come from the fact that this excerpt was taken from the profile of a dating website (at least, that's what it looks like).
    – J.R.
    Sep 16, 2015 at 9:49

You can 'Have a good laugh' without being told a joke or ever laughing out loud. It just means you had a jolly, light-hearted time. If @J.R is right about the quote being from a dating website (which seems very possible) I'd take it as a version of 'GOSH' (Good Sense Of Humour). It would be overthinking to extend this into 'ONLY wants a good time' ) i.e. 'nothing serious', though the inference could be there.


As noted, this is clearly from a dating profile or very similar. In this case, the best alternative I can come up with to replace enjoys a good laugh is has a good sense of humour or the more stilted: enjoys fun

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