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Laugh on the Other Side of Your Mouth

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To make a person laugh on the other side of his mouth is to make him cry, or to cause him annoyance. To “laugh on the wrong side of one’s face” is to be humiliated, or to lament from annoyance.

“Thou laughest there: by-and-by thou wilt laugh on the wrong side of thy face.”—Carlyle: The Diamond Necklace. chap. iii.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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