1 An albatross round his neck
2 A fool and his money are soon parted
3 Charity begins at home
4 An apple a day keeps the doctor away
5 Up the duff
6 A pretty kettle of fish
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, just before they bit the dust.
Also, a special form of last words - notable suicide notes.