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. And now, your entire empire is in tatters. He who laughs last laughs longest.
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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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Eagles peaks for Mulholland He who laughs last laughs longest.
Phil Collins's he who laughs last laughs longest (2006) records a laughing contest in that dourest of countries, Scotland; whoever laughs longest wins.
It is a true saying that he who laughs last laughs longest, and there can be little doubt that Portugal have improved tremendously from their timid performance in the competition curtain-raiser.
It is a true saying that he who laughs last laughs longest, and there can be little doubt that Portugal have improved tremendously in their subsequent matches following their timid performance in the competition curtainraiser.
HE who laughs last laughs longest - and Bradford City were laughing long and loud after pulling off possibly the greatest escape the Premiership has ever seen.
IF it is true that he who laughs last laughs longest, then Alan Ball will have had an hilarious few days.
THEY say that he who laughs last laughs longest, and Ivory Coast are worth backing at 13-5 to earn a swift revenge for their Group A defeat by Egypt when the sides meet again in this afternoon's African Nations Cup final in Cairo.
THEY say he who laughs last laughs longest, and while Real Madrid were happier than opponents Valencia with Sunday night's 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu, it may be Rafa Benitez's team who are smiling at the end of the Spanish league season.
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