1 In limbo
2 A white elephant
3 Through thick and thin
4 A watched pot never boils
5 Children should be seen and not heard
6 All that glitters is not gold
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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.