have the last laugh

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have the last laugh (third-person singular simple present has the last laugh, present participle having the last laugh, simple past and past participle had the last laugh)

  1. (idiomatic) To be vindicated; to triumph despite predicted failure; to find success after defeat or setback.
    The author had the last laugh over the publishers that rejected her now best-selling book.

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Last modified on 25 November 2013, at 05:52