have the last laugh


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Related to have the last laugh: without a hitch, pale in comparison

have the last laugh

To triumph in the end, especially after having suffered reverses.
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But the Ayr United defender is determined to have the last laugh after the top two clubs in the Second Division clash tomorrow at Somerset Park.