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have the last laugh

Definition of have the last laugh in English:

Be finally vindicated, thus confounding earlier skepticism.
Example sentences
  • You have to laugh but she'll have the last laugh when she gets offered all the plum roles as a female pirate.
  • ‘I couldn't believe I had scored a goal like that and I couldn't stop laughing but I suppose Rangers had the last laugh,’ he said afterwards.
  • According to government statistics, 70 people are killed and 250,000 are injured doing DIY each year - so you'll be the one having the last laugh when he's wheeled off to casualty.
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