laugh up one's sleeve

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Definition of laugh up one's sleeve

: to be secretly happy about or amused by something (such as someone else's trouble) The mayor's critics were laughing up their sleeves when news of the scandal was first reported.

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“Laugh up one's sleeve.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/laugh%20up%20one%27s%20sleeve. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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