laugh in (one's) face

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laugh in (one's) face

To react to what one has just said or done in a way that shows obvious ridicule and amusement, often by literally laughing in front of them. I pitched him my story, and he laughed in my face, right there in the elevator. It was humiliating. When Helen asked for a refund, the manager basically laughed in her face. I'd appreciate if you didn't laugh in my face every time I fall.
See also: face, laugh

laugh in someone's face

to laugh in derision directly to someone's face; to show displeasure or ridicule at something one has said by laughing directly into one's face. It is very impolite to laugh in someone's face! After I heard what she had to say, I just laughed in her face.
See also: face, laugh