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laugh on the other side of one's face

Slang definitions & phrases for laugh on the other side of one's face

laugh on the other side of one's face

verb phrase

To lament and moan; suffer a change of mood from joy to distress; undergo a defeat: When they get through with him he'll be laughing out of the other side of his face (1779+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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