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Meaning of “have the last laugh” in the English Dictionary

"have the last laugh" in British English

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have the last laugh

to ​finally get an ​advantage from an ​argument or ​disagreement, when it ​seemed that you would not
(Definition of have the last laugh from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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have the last laugh

(also get the last laugh) to ​succeed when ​othersthought you would not: She was ​fired from the ​company last ​year, but she had the last ​laugh when she was ​hired by ​theirmainrival at ​twice the ​salary.
(Definition of have the last laugh from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “have the last laugh”
in Chinese (Simplified) 笑到最后,取得最后的胜利…
in Chinese (Traditional) 笑到最後,取得最後的勝利…
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