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he who laughs last laughs longest

Definition of he who laughs last laughs longest in English:

proverb Don’t rejoice too soon, in case your delight at your own good fortune is premature.
Example sentences
  • Keep on laughing, but remember the old adage, ‘he who laughs last, laughs longest’.
  • Just remember, he who laughs last, laughs longest.
  • ‘One thing I am clear about, though, is that he who laughs last, laughs longest,’ he said.
See parent entry: laugh
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