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English definition of “he who laughs last, laughs longest/best”

he who laughs last, laughs longest/best

saying
said to emphasize that the person who has control of a situation in the end is most successful, even if other people had seemed originally to have an advantageSuccess and achievementsHigher and lower points of achievementFailures
(Definition of he who laughs last, laughs longest/best from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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