One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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’
- ‘She will laugh on the other side of her face in 2 years' time.’
- ‘Their laughter was uproarious, but I think that for some time now they have been laughing on the other side of their face.’
- ‘I think that for some time now they have been laughing on the other side of their face.’
- ‘Mind you, I bet he'll be laughing on the other side of his face when he sees how much I've got.’
- ‘The right honourable gentleman opposite is a very naughty man, and he will laugh on the other side of his face when my ship comes in.’
- ‘And then laughed on the other side of his face when my answer turned out to be correct, ahem.’
- ‘I was laughing on the other side of my face when they suggested that I do a guest editing spot - that'll teach me!’
- ‘Give him a health problem that stopped him from getting all that exercise through no fault of his own and he'd be laughing on the other side of his face.’
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