Definition of last-gasp in English:

last-gasp

adjective

  • Done at the last possible moment, typically in desperation.

    ‘his current appeal is a last-gasp effort to try to overturn the conviction’
    • ‘The quarter-final stages began with the Scottish Thistles pulling off a last-gasp victory over Watsonians.’
    • ‘As it was, a belligerent second-half from the visitors, coupled with a last-gasp converted try, resulted in a respectable outcome.’
    • ‘Somehow they kept going and ironically were given a penalty and a last-gasp chance to win.’
    • ‘Had he connected properly, it would have given City their second last-gasp victory in successive games.’
    • ‘But an equaliser and last-gasp goal took the points away from Star of India.’
    • ‘Masters of the last-gasp victory, Cranfield finally ran out of puff in the grand final of the popular University Challenge.’
    • ‘He didn't simply walk out of Easter Road on a Saturday evening after his side conceded another couple of last-gasp goals to throw away points and forget about it all until the Monday.’
    • ‘In an exciting encounter, Victoria Rangers were beaten 20-16 with a last-gasp try by Keighley Albion.’
    • ‘A last-gasp equaliser and then the pain of the penalty shoot-out.’
    • ‘His equaliser brought welcome relief to the bench, but when the last-gasp winner went in delirium broke out.’
    • ‘The young director hopes the play will restore the last-gasp fortunes of the Courtenay Theatre.’
    • ‘But a mixture of wayward finishing and last-gasp defending ensured the game remained goalless at the final whistle.’
    • ‘The home side secured a share of the spoils with a last-gasp penalty - denying Rochdale what could be their best chance to topple their old adversaries.’
    • ‘Having taken the lead soon after the break they leaked a last-gasp equaliser.’
    • ‘But he is determined to make the most of his last-gasp opportunity.’
    • ‘After going two behind and pulling both goals back, they conceded a last-gasp penalty to lose the match 3-2.’
    • ‘The untimely departure of the teenager was enough to overshadow a last-gasp victory for the Merseyside outfit.’
    • ‘The secured the two-point win after a last-gasp victory at Greenhead Park, Huddersfield.’
    • ‘A last-gasp winner from one of the sides tipped to do well in the division’
    • ‘Sometimes the scoreline escapes me but I can always remember spectacular tries, last-gasp goals or a dramatic match-saving tackle.’
    last-ditch, last-chance, last-resort, last-minute, eleventh-hour, all-out, do-or-die, final
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Pronunciation

last-gasp

/ˌlast ˈɡasp//ˌlæst ˈɡæsp/