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Meanings and Origins

The meanings and origins of thousands of English sayings, phrases, idioms and expressions:
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The Phrase Thesaurus

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Famous Last Words

When it comes to memorable quotations, many prominent people save the best until last. See our list of Famous Last Words to find out who said what before they bit the dust. Also, a special form of last words - notableĀ suicide notes.