to laugh all the way to the bank

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - laugh all the way to the bank

"to laugh all the way to the bank"

to exult in a financial gain from something that had either been derided or thought worthless;

to be very happy about money that has been earned by doing something that other people might think is unfair


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - laugh all the way to the bank

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1: Amazing that management allowed your product idea to be marketed. The whole team thought it was an absurd idea and would never work.

Colleague 2: I was lucky that the investment of resources necessary to get the product out was so small.

Colleague 1: Regardless, your product has already become the company's number one selling item. You are going to receive a huge bonus.

Colleague 2: And be laughing all the way to the bank when I do.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - laugh all the way to the bank

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1: I am going to bring back the idea of the "Pet Rock" and sell decorated rocks that people keep as pets.

Friend 2: You are going to sell rocks to people?

Friend 1: Yes, and for a handsome profit.

Friend 2: Seems like a bit of a rip-off but I hope you will be laughing all the way to the bank.

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to laugh all the way to the bank - Gerund Form:

Laughing all the way to the bank, she was so happy that she had made so much money even though all her friends thought her business idea was crazy.

to laugh all the way to the bank - Examples:

1)  Televangelicals have been laughing all the way to the bank over these stupid sheep. 

2)  Looks like a career as a playwright has you laughing all the way to the bank

3)  While everyone else suffers, the few privileged very wealthy are literally laughing all the way to the bank.

4)  Record rents mean that buy-to-let landlords are laughing all the way to the bank

5)  ... screen to keep our minds occupied while they carry on making shed-loads of money and laughing all the way to the bank.

6)  He preys on millions of people daily and he is laughing all the way to the bank.

7)  ... they've got and as much money as they're making, they're probably laughing all the way to the bank and know they already got a lot of enemies ...

8)  ... working my butt off at the CSU, training their workforce, and they're laughing all the way to the bank and their stock meetings.

9)  ... fun and art' arguments like that are the reason why entertainment industry execs are laughing all the way to the bank and the vast majority of artists are struggling to ...

10)  Electric cars in the junk yard. Saudi Arabia laughing all the way to the bank.

11)  Evidence suggests that creative thinkers with a good sense of humor could be laughing all the way to the bank

12)  ... thus it is ignorant, selfish fatties who allow the diet industry to keep on laughing all the way to the bank.

13)  ... but for my purposes I'm simply adding the two figures together and laughing all the way to the bank.

14)  If someone is selling homeopathic cures for cancer and laughing all the way to the bank, yes, you are entirely justified to roast ...

15)  Meanwhile, Apple is laughing all the way to the bank with the huge profits they are making on their ...

16)  ... to pass a test designed by one of their own, and they're laughing all the way to the bank

17)  Russia will be laughing all the way to the bank when their oil gets so much more valuable and ...

18)  ... gesture of helping someone. He's probably selling them on CL and laughing all the way to the bank.

19)  ... often the collective stupidity of the American public enriches oneself. We can just keep laughing all the way to the bank.

20)  ... they have sucked the American taxpayer dry.. and they are laughing all the way to the bank.