1 Hedge your bets
2 A rum do
3 Paint the town red
4 Three sheets to the wind
5 There but for the grace of God, go I
6 A little knowledge is a dangerous thing
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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.