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English definition of “famous last words”

famous last words

informal
said when someone makes a statement that is shown very soon, and in an embarrassing way, to be wrong: I told him categorically that we could never be anything more than friends. Famous last words! Within a few months we were engaged.Making mistakes
(Definition of famous last words from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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