not know whether to laugh or cry Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “not know whether to laugh or cry” in the English Dictionary

"not know whether to laugh or cry" in British English

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not know whether to laugh or cry

to not know how to ​react in a ​particularsituation: When she told me they were getting ​married I didn't know whether to ​laugh or ​cry.
(Definition of not know whether to laugh or cry from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “not know whether to laugh or cry”
in Chinese (Simplified) 哭笑不得, 不知如何是好…
in Chinese (Traditional) 哭笑不得, 不知如何是好…
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