1 The game is up
3 Whet your appetite
4 Too big for your breeches
5 Time's wingèd chariot
6 Time and tide wait for no man
The Phrase Thesaurus is a writers' resource that stimulates ideas for headlines, copy, song lyrics, fiction writing etc.
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If you know your idioms you understand the language like a native speaker.
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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.