laugh on the other side of (one's) 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."
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laugh on the other side of your face

be discomfited after feeling satisfaction or confidence about something.
A North American variant of this expression is laugh out of the other side of your mouth .
See also: face, laugh, of, on, other, side

laugh on the other side of your ˈface

(British English, informal) be forced to change from feeling pleased or satisfied to feeling disappointed or annoyed: If you think you’ve tricked me, then you’re wrong! You’ll soon be laughing on the other side of your face!
See also: face, laugh, of, on, other, side
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