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last resort

Syllabification: last re·sort

Definition of last resort in English:


A final course of action, used only when all else has failed: asking them to leave the school should be a last resort [as modifier]: a last-resort treatment for lung cancer


as a first (or last or final) resort

Before anything else is attempted (or when all else has failed).

in the last resort

Ultimately: in the last resort what really moves us is our personal convictions
[suggested by French en dernier ressort]

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