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English definition of “be laughed out of court”

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be laughed out of court

to be considered as too silly or impossible to take seriously, especially in a law court: The proposal will be laughed out of court.
Translations of “be laughed out of court”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指在法庭上)被一笑置之,不被重視…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指在法庭上)被一笑置之,不被重视…
(Definition of be laughed out of court from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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