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laugh in someone's face

Definition of laugh in someone's face in English:

Show open contempt for someone by laughing rudely at them in their presence: figurative vandals and muggers who laugh in the face of the law
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  • Rose was so furious that this man had the nerve to steal her away from her friends and family, stuff her in a crate, only to open it a while later and laugh in her face.
  • The bishop has moral authority over his priests, but if one of them laughs in his face, that moral authority is useless.
  • This is right by the place where justice is supposed to be served and yet they're laughing in its face.
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