Proverbs with the word Last

A wonder lasts but nine days

A nine day's wonder is an event that attracts much attention, but is soon forgotten. Dr Brewer divides the nine days into 'three days'... Read more →

Win at first and lose at last

This is a saying among card-players. Those who win in the early stages of the game usually finish up as losers.

Let the cobbler stick to his last

A cobbler is one who makes his living by repairing boots and shoes. The term is also used for that superior craftsman, a shoemaker, who uses a... Read more →

He laughs best who laughs last

You may not come off best in the end, so don’t laugh too soon. The following little incident is borrowed from Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K.... Read more →

First impressions are most lasting

We may have met a person many time since our first meeting, but his or her appearance as it struck us then is the one that lingers longest in... Read more →