laugh out of the other side of one's mouth

laugh out of the other side of one's mouth
be discomfited after feeling satisfaction or confidence about something

you'd be laughing out the other side of your mouth if we were sitting in jail right now


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  • laugh\ out\ of\ the\ other\ side\ of\ one's\ mouth — • laugh on the wrong side of one s mouth • laugh on the other side of one s mouth • laugh out of the other side of one s mouth v. phr. informal To be made sorry; to feel annoyance or disappointment; cry. Paul boasted that he was a good skater,… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • 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

  • 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\ mouth — • laugh on the wrong side of one s mouth • laugh on the other side of one s mouth • laugh out of the other side of one s mouth v. phr. informal To be made sorry; to feel annoyance or disappointment; cry. Paul boasted that he was a good skater,… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • laugh\ on\ the\ wrong\ side\ of\ one's\ mouth — • laugh on the wrong side of one s mouth • laugh on the other side of one s mouth • laugh out of the other side of one s mouth v. phr. informal To be made sorry; to feel annoyance or disappointment; cry. Paul boasted that he was a good skater,… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • 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 on the wrong side of one's mouth — or[laugh on the other side of one s mouth] or[laugh out of the other side of one s mouth] {v. phr.}, {informal} To be made sorry; to feel annoyance or disappointment; cry. * /Paul boasted that he was a good skater, but after he fell, he laughed… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • laugh on the wrong side of one's mouth — or[laugh on the other side of one s mouth] or[laugh out of the other side of one s mouth] {v. phr.}, {informal} To be made sorry; to feel annoyance or disappointment; cry. * /Paul boasted that he was a good skater, but after he fell, he laughed… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • To laugh out of the other corner 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

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