have the last laugh

have the last laugh
make someone seem foolish for having laughed at you first

I had the last laugh when I was able to get home early while everyone else had to stay overnight at the airport because of the storm.


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  • have the last laugh — 1. To triumph finally after one or more setbacks or defeats 2. To have one s actions, etc finally vindicated after being scorned • • • Main Entry: ↑laugh * * * have the last laugh phrase to finally be more successful than someone who was… …   Useful english dictionary

  • have\ the\ last\ laugh — • have the last laugh • get the last laugh v. phr. To make someone seem foolish for having laughed at you. Other schools laughed at us when our little team entered the state championship, but we had the last laugh when we won it. Compare: he… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • have the last laugh — ► have the last laugh be finally vindicated. Main Entry: ↑laugh …   English terms dictionary

  • have the last laugh — or[get the last laugh] {v. phr.} To make someone seem foolish for having laughed at you. * /Other schools laughed at us when our little team entered the state championship, but we had the last laugh when we won it./ Compare: HE LAUGHS BEST WHO… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • have the last laugh — or[get the last laugh] {v. phr.} To make someone seem foolish for having laughed at you. * /Other schools laughed at us when our little team entered the state championship, but we had the last laugh when we won it./ Compare: HE LAUGHS BEST WHO… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • have the last laugh — to make someone who has criticized or defeated you look stupid by succeeding at something more important or by seeing them fail. They fired her last year but she had the last laugh because she was taken on by their main rivals at twice the salary …   New idioms dictionary

  • have the last laugh — to finally be more successful than someone who was unpleasant to you, especially someone who laughed when you failed before Bassett has been widely mocked, but he had the last laugh when his team beat Manchester United 2–1 …   English dictionary

  • have the last laugh — be finally vindicated. → laugh …   English new terms dictionary

  • have the last laugh — get the better of …   English contemporary dictionary

  • have the last laugh — idi to prove successful despite the doubts of others …   From formal English to slang

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