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A final opportunity to achieve or acquire something:‘a last chance to snap up bargains’[as modifier] ‘last-chance peace proposals’
last-minute, last-chance, eleventh-hour, last-resort, desperate, frantic, frenzied, wild, struggling, straining, final, extreme, all-out, do-or-dieView synonyms
- ‘The stakes are high for Thanksgiving dinner, which represents April and her mother's last chance to reconcile.’
- ‘The exhibition will be the last chance to see the terminal in its original glory.’
- ‘This was their last chance to either impress me, or convince me to give up.’
- ‘When they miss their last chance and the case goes cold, the audience feels the disappointment and tragedy as keenly as Detective Bayliss does.’
- ‘Having exhausted all of the standard treatments, he signed up for a last-chance experimental-treatment program.’
- ‘A last-chance operation brings Henry new life, and the two marry.’
- ‘The tone is almost aggressive, as if he and she both know this is it - his last chance.’
- ‘Naturally, when given one last chance, they completely mess it up and find themselves fired.’
- ‘Analysts said that filing for bankruptcy is a "last chance" action.’
- ‘Okay, Spike, this was your last chance.’
- ‘Back home Churchill swept into power as a last-chance leader.’
- ‘This could very well be my last chance.’
- ‘Erich represents her last chance at being happy, of rediscovering life within the death and despair of war.’
- ‘If you're considering surfing the Web for a last-chance loan, watch out for sharks.’
- ‘All the members of the family plead with her to give the marriage a last chance but she will have none of it.’
- ‘The pictures and stories generated by the expedition told a riveting story of a last-chance opportunity to preserve an irreplaceable corner of Earth.’
- ‘This is your last chance to register.’
- ‘As it happened, it would be his last chance to rest for some time.’
- ‘The USA just held off the Canada on the line to progress straight to the final while Britain, who rowed home 12 seconds later, must now race in Tuesday's last-chance repechage.’
- ‘The trading statement is the last chance the company has of publicly influencing attitudes towards its shares.’
(be drinking in) the last chance saloon
informal (be in) a difficult situation in which there is one final chance to put it right.
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