1 Necessity is the mother of invention
2 Look before you leap
3 Between two stools
4 The spirit of the staircase
5 Piping hot
6 Jack of all trades
The Phrase Thesaurus is a writers' resource that stimulates ideas for headlines, copy, song lyrics, fiction writing etc.
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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.