1 Bite the bullet
2 Let the cat out of the bag
3 Cat got your tongue?
4 Beggar belief
5 A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
6 As happy as Larry
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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.
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