have/get the last laugh


: to succeed or win after being laughed at or doubted by others

Examples of have/get the last laugh in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thanks, Packers: Lions will get second home playoff game with win over Rams Well, look who has a chance to get the last laugh now, Dallas Cowboys. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, 15 Jan. 2024 Well, look who has a chance to get the last laugh now, Dallas Cowboys?! Detroit Free Press, 14 Jan. 2024 But the network might have the last laugh as ratings for the exciting prime time win by the Super Bowl champs over the New York Jets led to some serious gains in a few key demos. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 3 Oct. 2023 Haylee will have the last laugh at the Weatherspoon dinner table this week as her touchdown — her eighth of the season — moves her two ahead of her older brother. Steve Galluzzo, Los Angeles Times, 16 Sep. 2023 Employees may have the last laugh on hybrid work after all. Paige McGlauflin, Fortune, 17 July 2023 That is perhaps more the case for the Ducks, which is why this breakup is happening, but the Beavers might just get the last laugh this year. Erick Smith, USA TODAY, 30 Aug. 2023 Though Marquette would get the last laugh, eliminating the Bulldogs in the second round of the 2013 NCAA tournament. Matthew Glenesk, The Indianapolis Star, 7 June 2023 As software makers turn to generative AI assistants, will Clippy finally get the last laugh? Benj Edwards, Ars Technica, 6 Mar. 2023

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“Have/get the last laugh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%2Fget%20the%20last%20laugh. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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