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last1 British & World English

Coming after all others in time or order; final

last2 British & World English

(Of a process, activity, or state) continue for a specified period of time

last3 British & World English

A shoemaker’s model for shaping or repairing a shoe or boot

last1 English Thesaurus

the last woman in the queue

last2 English Thesaurus

the hearing is expected to last for a number of days

last3 English Thesaurus

the iron lasts on which he mended our shoes

in the final analysis British & World English

When everything has been considered (used to suggest that a statement expresses the basic truth about a complex situation)

as a first resort British & World English

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

at last British & World English

In the end; after much delay

last-born British & World English

Last in order of birth; youngest

last-gasp British & World English

Done at the last possible moment, typically in desperation

last name British & World English

One’s surname

last post British & World English

(In the British armed forces) the second of two bugle calls giving notice of the hour of retiring at night, played also at military funerals and acts of remembrance

last word British & World English

A final or definitive pronouncement on or decision about a subject

every last British & World English

Used to emphasize that every member of a group is included

last orders British & World English

(In a bar or pub) an expression used to inform customers that closing time is approaching and that any further drinks should be purchased immediately

last thing British & World English

Late in the evening, especially as a final act before going to bed

last chance British & World English

A final opportunity to achieve or acquire something

last-ditch British & World English

Denoting a final attempt to achieve something after all else has failed

last hurrah British & World English

A final act, performance, or effort

last-minute British & World English

Done or occurring at the latest possible time before an event

last resort British & World English

A final course of action, used only when all else has failed

last rites British & World English

(In the Christian Church) rites administered to a person who is about to die

Last Supper British & World English

The supper eaten by Jesus and his disciples on the night before the Crucifixion, as recorded in the New Testament and commemorated by Christians in the Eucharist

last trump British & World English

The trumpet blast that in some religious beliefs is thought will wake the dead on Judgement Day

trade-last British & World English

A compliment from a third person that is relayed to the person complimented in exchange for a similarly relayed compliment

last-ditch English Thesaurus

a last-ditch attempt to save the plan from collapse

—— one's last British & World English

Do something for the last time

last offices British & World English

The preparation of a dead person for burial

Last Judgement British & World English

The judgement of humankind expected in some religious traditions to take place at the end of the world

last-mentioned British & World English

Denoting the last thing or person of a number mentioned

first and last British & World English

Fundamentally; on the whole

one's last gasp British & World English

The point of exhaustion, death, or completion

the last word British & World English

The final or definitive pronouncement on or decision about a subject

the last straw British & World English

A further difficulty or annoyance, typically minor in itself but coming on top of a series of difficulties, that makes a situation unbearable

the last in last1 British & World English

The end or last moment, especially death

the last breath British & World English

The last moment of one’s life

famous last words British & World English

Said as an ironic comment on an overconfident assertion that may later be proved wrong

the last minute British & World English

The latest possible time before an event

Fermat's last theorem British & World English

A conjecture by Fermat that if n is an integer greater than 2, the equation xn + yn = zn has no positive integral solutions. Fermat noted that he had ‘a truly wonderful proof’ of the conjecture, but never wrote it down. In 1995 a general proof was published by the Princeton-based British mathematician Andrew Wiles

from first to last British & World English

From beginning to end; throughout

last but not least British & World English

Last in order of mention or occurrence but not of importance


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