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laugh

up/in (one's) sleeve
To rejoice or exult in secret, as at another's error or defeat.
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I didn't say anything," he laughingly said, and continued his way.
Having assured myself of this and being certain that she was quite as whole-hearted, I ventured one evening (I remember it was on the 3d of July) as we sat on deck to ask her, laughingly, if she could assist me to resolve my psychological doubt.
he exclaimed, laughingly, clasping my hand between both his; but I snatched it away, in indignation - almost in disgust, for he was obviously affected with wine.
Alidoro laughingly held out his paw to the Marionette, who shook it heartily, feeling that now he and the Dog were good friends.
The little girl, her father's favorite, ran up boldly, embraced him, and hung laughingly on his neck, enjoying as she always did the smell of scent that came from his whiskers.
He laughingly called his obsession both a blessing and a curse: ''My salary, my bonuses .
Pratt then dissed the Pirates of the Caribbean star by laughingly saying how embarrassing it is to get punched by Orlando Bloom.
EARLSDON was once laughingly described as Coventry's Chelsea by an over-zealous estate agent.
But Paolo, 27, laughingly insisted he liked being the rocker with the holes.
Which means our teachers - who laughingly insist they're worth more money - are incapable of teaching our kids even the basics: to read and write.
Lyon laughingly recalled how he easily apprehended the suspect with his gun.
Jon-Lewis laughingly calls mam Jacqueline Roche "because she knows as much about boxing as Freddie Roche
I had recently read somewhere that, because of the weather conditions during what has laughingly been called the summer, we should expect a larger than usual number of spiders in our homes, but this was ridiculous.
And he even laughingly declared that England "played well" in the 4-1 drubbing in Bloemfontein.