laugh in someone's face

laugh in someone's face
laugh in someone's face
To scorn or mock a person openly
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Main Entry:laugh

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show open contempt for someone by laughing rudely at them in their presence

figurative vandals and muggers who laugh in the face of the law

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laugh in someone's face
: to laugh directly at someone in a way that shows disrespect

When I asked for his help he laughed in my face.

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Main Entry:laugh

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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