Idioms, Cliches, and Slang

What does 'Famous Last Words' mean?

Answer

Wiki User
09/26/2015

It's a smart-aleck-y way of saying someone's bragging and is about to be proven wrong. Famous last words are the things famous people have said right before they died, so it's become a way of poking fun at someone who thinks they know what's going to happen.

For example:


Joe: I'm going to be president of our class.

Sam: Famous last words!