be laughing on the other side of your face Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "be laughing on the other side of your face" - English Dictionary

See all translations

be laughing on the other side of your face

UK (US laugh out of the other side of your mouth)
used to tell someone that, despite being pleased now, they will not be pleased later when things do not happen as expected or planned: She's pleased with her promotion but she'll be laughing on the other side of her face when she sees the extra work.
Translations of “be laughing on the other side of your face”
in Chinese (Traditional) 到時候就笑不出來了,得意變失意…
in Chinese (Simplified) 到时候就笑不出来了,得意变失意…
(Definition of be laughing on the other side of your face from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
social security

a system of payments made by the government to people who are ill, poor, or who have no job

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

responsible luxury noun
responsible luxury noun
August 03, 2015
high-end, green tourism and hospitality Jumeirah’s ‘responsible luxury’ approach is an example of a sustainable travel experience – future guests will enjoy the environment as much as today’s.

Read More