Meaning of “he who laughs last, laughs longest/best” in the English Dictionary

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"he who laughs last, laughs longest/best" in British English

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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 advantage

(Definition of “he who laughs last, laughs longest/best” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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