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