get in the last word

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get in the last word

To express the final point or opinion in an argument or discussion, especially in a way that decisively or conclusively ends it. Everyone started shouting, trying to get in the last word, and the whole meeting just descended into chaos. David is so smug, making a point to get in the last word in every debate.
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