the last laugh


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the last laugh

A victory or vindication achieved in the face of someone's doubt, derision, or mockery. After so many people dismissed her dream of becoming an actress, the global superstar has truly had the last laugh. Everyone at my old job laughed at me for pursuing a career in making games for mobile phones. But I had the last laugh, as I made nearly $4.5 million off my very first game.
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*last laugh (on someone)

Fig. laughter or ridicule at someone who has laughed at or ridiculed you. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~.) John laughed when I got a D on the final exam. I got the last laugh, though. He failed the course. Mr. Smith said I was foolish when I bought an old building. I had the last laugh when I sold it a month later for twice what I paid for it.
See also: last, laugh
References in classic literature ?
"Oh, it's not with him I'm riled," I said frankly, "but with those other blackguards, and--and with you, old chap, for taking it all as you do, while such infamous scoundrels have the last laugh, and are safely on their way to France!"
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A woman who was trolled over a dating app has had the last laugh after ASOS stepped in.
Kate Middleton had the last laugh despite the criticisms she received for her long wait for Prince William's proposal.
"You are an inspiration to your peers; keep doing what you're doing and you will have the last laugh."
The Croatian hopes his countrymen have the last laugh in tonight's World Cup semi-final.
The Last Laugh, starring awardwinning playwright John Godber and Yorkshire-born actor Nick Figgis, gets its Yorkshire premiere this weekend when it is screened at the Lawrence Batley Theatre tonight.
The Filipinos turned a 1-4 deficit into a tied game at 7 in the fourth period on goal by skipper Roy Canete Jr., but the Malaysians got the last laugh as Tan Xi Yun scored the go-ahead with a little under two minutes left.
WARREN GATLAND played the clown after having the last laugh on his Kiwi critics.
Our Jewish guest is filmmaker Ferne Pearlstein, whose latest documentary, The Last Laugh, asks comedians like Mel Brooks and Sarah Silverman whether or not we can joke about the Holocaust.
LOS ANGELES: "Ghostbusters" actress Leslie Jones almost quit Twitter last month after receiving online abuse, but the comedian had the last laugh on Monday as her humorous Olympics tweets landed her an invite from NBC to cover the sporting event.
CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN is desperate to have the last laugh in his friendly feud with Kasper Schmeichel as Tottenham's title rivalry with Leicester gets serious.
But the winger is convinced he'll have the last laugh when Scotland gatecrash the party.
God has the last laugh. The last laugh always belongs to Him.