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last hurrah

noun [C usually singular] uk   mainly US us  
Someone's last hurrah is their final effort after a long period of work: Petersen has said that this season will be his last hurrah as a player. Someone or something's last hurrah is their last period of influence or power: This huge, unfinished building represents the last hurrah of the former regime.
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