To made to feel sad after some happiness and excitement

Etymology:

  • It is 17th century English phrase. The expression might not sound sane, because a person laughs from both sides of his mouth. It is noticing that you cannot laugh if you are not happy. The words to be considered in the expression are “other side”. What is the other side of happiness, off course it is sadness, thus the expression refers that to laugh out of the wrong side of your face means that your fortune has turned bad and you cannot enjoy your happy time anymore.
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Once the truth of corrupt politicians who won in election by rigging comes in the news, they all will be laughing out of the other side of their mouths.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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reírse del otro lado de la boca

अपने मुंह के दूसरे पक्ष से बाहर हँसो

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