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    messymarvin is offline Newbie
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    english idioms

    i was wondering if you can help me find an english idiom to the meaning "the worst of catastrophies is ( always ) funny and another ones to the meaning that some one is funny
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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Re: english idioms

    Welcome to the forums.

    I cannot think of anything that expresses the idea of catastrophes being funny.

    On the other hand, there is a saying "There is no point in crying over spilt milk".

    You could say of someone being funny - "He is a clown"; "He is a hoot"; "He is a barrel of laughs"; "He is a guinea a minute".

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    Re: english idioms

    what i meant with the worst catastrophies is sometimes funny is that sometimes when you have a problem all you can do is laugh. another thing is that i want to know if there is an idiom to the meaning "someone is sarcastically describing a person as funny" ,another one to the meaning "someone is playing a role of a lawyer trying to defend a person" and another one to the meaning "a person is dealing with people using double standars"
    thanx
    Last edited by messymarvin; 11-Jan-2008 at 18:24.

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