[he laughs best who laughs last] A person should go ahead with whathe is doing and not worry when others laugh at him. When he succeedshe will enjoy laughing at them for being wrong more than they enjoyedlaughing at him. – A proverb.
Everyone laughed at Mary when she waslearning to ski. She kept falling down. Now she is the state champion. He laughs best who laughs last.
Compare: CHANGE ONE’S TUNE, LASTLAUGH, LAUGH ON THE OTHER SIDE OF ONE’S MOUTH, SHOE ON THE OTHER FOOT.