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English definition of “not know whether to laugh or cry”

not know whether to laugh or cry

to not know how to react in a particular situation : When she told me they were getting married I didn't know whether to laugh or cry .Confusion, confusing and feeling confusedLaughing and smilingWeeping and crying
(Definition of not know whether to laugh or cry from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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