Share this entry

last chance Line breaks: last chance

Definition of last chance in English:


A final opportunity to achieve or acquire something: a last chance to snap up bargains [as modifier]: last-chance peace proposals
More example sentences
  • Having exhausted all of the standard treatments, he signed up for a last-chance experimental-treatment program.
  • The USA just held off the Canada on the line to progress straight to the final while Britain, who rowed home 12 seconds later, must now race in Tuesday's last-chance repechage.
  • A last-chance operation brings Henry new life, and the two marry.


(be drinking in) the last chance saloon

British informal (Be in) a difficult situation in which there is one final chance to put it right.

Definition of last chance in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources