Meaning of “last-ditch” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “last-ditch” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"last-ditch" in American 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.

(Definition of “last-ditch” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)