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"last-ditch" in British English

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last-ditchadjective [not gradable]

us   /ˈˈlæstˈdɪtʃ/
happening or tried at the final opportunity, before it is too late: In a last-ditch attempt to win the election, he promised sweeping tax cuts.
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"last-ditch" in Business English

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last-ditchadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˌlɑːstˈdɪtʃ/ us  
used to describe an act that is made at the end of a series of failures to solve a problem, and is not expected to succeed: last-ditch effort/attempt They are now involved in a last-ditch attempt to save the steel plant.
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