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
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- Court action was, however, a last resort.
- War should in any case always be a last resort in settling an international conflict.
- In most cases, pesticides should be considered the last resort for reducing losses due to pests.
as a first (or last or final) resort
- Before anything else is attempted (or when all else has failed).
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Syllabification: last re·sort
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