laugh on the other side of (one's) face(redirected from laughing on the other side of face)
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laugh on the other side of (one's) face
To experience a drastic change in one's emotions, often in a short span of time. A: "I thought your mother was happy that we're getting married." B: "Me too, but now she's laughing on the other side of her face, and I get an angry phone call from her every day."