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famous last words


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.

(Definition of “famous last words” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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