laugh on the wrong side of one's mouth

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 out of the other side of his mouth./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • 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

  • 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\ 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 — be disappointed, go from laughter and happiness to sadness and crying …   English contemporary dictionary

  • laugh on the wrong side of one's mouth — phrasal : cry …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • on the wrong side of one's mouth — phrasal : ruefully we shall be laughing on the wrong side of our mouths before the day is over W.E.Norris * * * on the wrong side of one s mouth To be made to feel disappointment or sorrow, esp after boasting, etc ● laugh …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 — /laf, lahf/, v.i. 1. to express mirth, pleasure, derision, or nervousness with an audible, vocal expulsion of air from the lungs that can range from a loud burst of sound to a series of quiet chuckles and is usually accompanied by characteristic… …   Universalium

  • mouth — See: BORN WITH A SILVER SPOON IN ONE S MOUTH, BUTTER WOULDN T MELT IN ONE S MOUTH, BY WORD OF MOUTH, DOWN IN THE DUMPS or DOWN IN THE MOUTH, FOAM AT THE MOUTH, HEART IN ONE S MOUTH, KEEP ONE S MOUTH SHUT, LAUGH ON THE WRONG SIDE OF ONE S MOUTH,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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