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English definition of “last-ditch”

last-ditch

adjective     /ˌlɑːstˈdɪtʃ/ US  /ˌlæst-/ (also last-gasp)
last-ditch attempt/effort an effort or attempt that is made at the end of a series of failures to solve a problem, and is not expected to succeed: In a last-ditch attempt to save his party from electoral defeat, he resigned from the leadership.Final and finally
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