he laughs longest who laughs last

he laughs longest who laughs last

proverb The person who has the final, decisive move or victory in a feud, quarrel, or competition is the only one who is truly successful. He may have won this round, but I'm going to come back in the final. He laughs longest who laughs last. I've waited years for revenge for what you did to me. And now, your entire empire is in tatters. He laughs longest who laughs last.
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