1 Absolute power corrupts absolutely
2 Don't look a gift horse in the mouth
3 Saved by the bell
4 Fly by the seat of your pants
5 Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
6 Knocked up
7 Rule of thumb
8 Dressed to the nines
9 Pipe dream
10 The whole kit and caboodle
The Phrase Thesaurus is a writers' resource that stimulates ideas for headlines, copy, song lyrics, fiction writing etc.
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If you know your idioms you understand the language like a native speaker.
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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, just before they bit the dust.
Also, a special form of last words - notable suicide notes.