laugh on the other side of one's face

laugh on the other side of one's face
laugh on the other side of one's face be discomfited after feeling confident or triumphant.
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  • laugh on the other side of one's face — or (rare) ● laugh …   Useful english dictionary

  • laugh on the other side of one's face (or N. Amer. out of the other side of one's mouth) — be discomfited after feeling confident or triumphant. → laugh …   English new terms dictionary

  • laugh on the other side of one's face, make one —  Have revenge on one. Cause elation to turn into chagrin …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • laugh out of the other side of one's mouth or face — idi laugh out of the other side of one s mouth or face, to become regretful or chastened after initial joy or boastfulness …   From formal English to slang

  • To laugh out of the other side of the mouth — Laugh Laugh (l[aum]f), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Laughed} (l[aum]ft); p. pr. & vb. n. {Laughing}.] [OE. laughen, laghen, lauhen, AS. hlehhan, hlihhan, hlyhhan, hliehhan; akin to OS. hlahan, D. & G. lachen, OHG. hlahhan, lahhan, lahh[=e]n, Icel.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • laugh — [laf, läf] vi. [ME laughen < OE hleahhan, akin to Ger lachen (OHG hlahhan) < IE base * klēg , to cry out, sound > Gr klangē, L clangor] 1. to make the explosive sounds of the voice, and the characteristic movements of the features and… …   English World dictionary

  • laugh — ► VERB 1) make the sounds and movements that express lively amusement and sometimes also derision. 2) (laugh at) make fun of; ridicule. 3) (laugh off) dismiss by (something) treating it light heartedly. 4) (be laughing) informal be in a fortunate …   English terms dictionary

  • laugh — verb 1》 make the sounds and movements that express lively amusement and sometimes also derision.     ↘(laugh at) ridicule; scorn. 2》 (laugh something off) dismiss something by treating it in a light hearted way. 3》 (be laughing) informal be in a… …   English new terms dictionary

  • laugh — v. & n. v. 1 intr. make the spontaneous sounds and movements usual in expressing lively amusement, scorn, derision, etc. 2 tr. express by laughing. 3 tr. bring (a person) into a certain state by laughing (laughed them into agreeing). 4 intr.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • laugh — v 1. giggle, snicker, snigger, titter, tee hee, ha ha, haw haw, Sl. yuk yuk; Inf. break up, Inf. crack up, burst out laughing; shake with laughter, be convulsed, split one s sides, Inf. roll on the floor, Inf. be in stitches, Inf. double up or… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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