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

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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.
Translations of “not know whether to laugh or cry”
in Chinese (Traditional) 哭笑不得, 不知如何是好…
in Chinese (Simplified) 哭笑不得, 不知如何是好…
(Definition of not know whether to laugh or cry from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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