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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 others thought you would not: She was fired from the company last year, but she had the last laugh when she was hired by their main rival 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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