he who laughs last laughs best

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈhiː huː ˈlɑːfs ˈlɑːst ˈlɑːfs ˈbɛst/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈhi hu ˈlæfs ˈlæst ˈlæfs ˈbɛst/

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he who laughs last laughs best

  1. Success is better after having previously endured ridicule.

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