last-ditch effort

last-ditch effort
n. final attempt, attempt made when there is little time left

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • last-ditch — adjective a last ditch attempt/effort etc a final attempt to achieve something before it is too late: The negotiators made a last ditch effort to reach an agreement …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • last-ditch — a last ditch attempt to solve a problem is the final attempt that you make after you have failed several times to solve it. The gesture has been seen by many as a last ditch attempt to win voters. (always before noun) The UN is trying to secure… …   New idioms dictionary

  • last-ditch — adjective a last ditch effort to save the old church Syn: last minute, last chance, eleventh hour, last resort, desperate, do or die, last gasp, final …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • last-ditch — {adj.} Made or done as a last chance to keep from losing or tailing. * /He threw away his cigarettes in a last ditch effort to stop smoking./ Compare: BACK TO THE WALL …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • last-ditch — {adj.} Made or done as a last chance to keep from losing or tailing. * /He threw away his cigarettes in a last ditch effort to stop smoking./ Compare: BACK TO THE WALL …   Dictionary of American idioms

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