Denoting a final attempt to achieve something after all else has failed: a last-ditch effort to break the deadlock
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- The smear campaigns were shown to be just that - the last-ditch effort of desperate individuals to throw the vote.
- A year ago today, she was undergoing a transatlantic bone marrow transplant in a last-ditch attempt to beat leukaemia.
- Arbitrators have been called in as a last-ditch attempt to avert strike action by hundreds of Yorkshire miners.