he who laughs last, laughs longest

he who laughs last, laughs longest

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 with a vengeance in the final. He who laughs last, laughs longest. I've waited years for revenge for what you did to me, but he who laughs last, laughs longest. Now, your entire empire is in tatters.
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He who laughs last, laughs longest.

 and He who laughs last, laughs best.
Prov. If someone does something nasty to you, that person may feel satisfaction, but you will feel even more satisfaction if you get revenge on that person. Joe pulled a dirty trick on me, but I'll get him back. He who laughs last, laughs best.
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he who laughs ˌlast laughs ˈlongest

(saying) do not be too proud of your present success; in the end another person may be more successful than you: You think just because you’ve won this game, that means you’re the best player. Well, wait until the championship. Remember, he who laughs last laughs longest.
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HE who laughs last, laughs longest At one stage, Ayoze Perez was attempting to close down Mamadou Sakho and slipped due to the wet conditions, Jonjo leading the travelling Palace fans to cheer his misfortune.
However Steve added: "I've always believed in the saying 'he who laughs last, laughs longest'.
DON POLI has been on the wrong end of some scoffing 'bantz' - but he who laughs last, laughs longest.
Frank Docherty, Barrhead, emailed: "It's great to see the Rangers fans gloating in the Hotline because they've forgotten that he who laughs last, laughs longest."
Remember that he who laughs last, laughs longest, Mr Cameron.
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