1 Batten down the hatches
2 What part of no don't you understand?
3 The emperor's new clothes
4 He who laughs last laughs longest
5 Silver bullet
6 Dutch courage
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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 before they bit the dust.
Also, a special form of last words - notable suicide notes.