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last laugh

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Definition


To succeed when others thought you would fail.

Context : Business
Category: Idiom
Semantic: succeed

Usage of “last laugh”

  1. Although Mark was fired, he had the last laugh after he was hired as CEO for a rival company.

  2. We'll have the last laugh when they find out we got the deal signed.

Examples of idiom “last laugh” from Twitter
  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'HatersDeLight'
    HatersDeLight:

    #imfromTeam PAY BACK. i will HAVE THE last laugh

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'sowrongitscarli'
    sowrongitscarli:

    :) RT @thepatbrown: @brianlogandales when they get their toes cut off in a lawn mowing accident then you can have the last laugh

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'CMoss21'
    CMoss21:

    Believe me when I say you won't have the last laugh, you won't have the last laugh

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'insidedog'
    insidedog:

    Dudes, I think I seriously messed myself up. Rosebushes got the last laugh. WHY do I have the need to complete a project at my own peril?!

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'GiSo616'
    GiSo616:

    Whoa! Tell emRT @QU33NAMY: It is what it is and you are what you are!!! Haha I'll always have the last laugh remember that!!!