last-ditch last-ditch


  • (adj) of something done as a final recourse (especially to prevent a crisis or disaster)


  1. As for murder, it has evolved from the cartel's last-ditch way to protect market share into its preferred means of communication.
  2. The letter describes the plan to foment violence between Shi'ites and Sunnis as a last-ditch effort by the resistance.
  3. The Emperor who finally stopped his generals from continuing a last-ditch war was surely the man who could keep his subjects peaceful.


  1. Despite resident objections, Fall River City Council awards Belisle School to top bidder

    Despite a last-ditch effort by a few Sandy Beach area neighbors opposed to a proposed housing development on the site of the vacant Belisle School, the City Council voted to award the property to local developer Thomas St. Pierre, who bid $251,500.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Fall River Herald News

  2. Pakistanis: Give Us Electricity, or We Won't Vaccinate Our Kids Against Polio

    A last-ditch protest for more government services could have an impact on the country's anti-polio efforts.        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Atlantic

  3. Community, council divided over Mithoff

    The Fairfield Heritage Association is willing to be an organizing sponsor in an last-ditch effort to save the Mithoff building from the wrecking ball.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Lancaster Eagle-Gazette


  1. "To maintain the momentum, I urge you to reject last-ditch attempts by climate sceptics to derail your negotiations by exaggerating shortcomings in the ...... report," Ban said in the statement read at the start of an annual UN meeting of...
    on Feb 24, 2010 By: Ban Ki-moon Source: The Guardian

  2. "This is a last-ditch, irresponsible attempt by the White House to issue commercial oil-shale leases, at Colorado's expense," Ritter said. "These regulations would send bargain basement royalty rates that could cost Coloradans billions of...
    on Jul 22, 2008 By: Bill Ritter Source: FOXNews

  3. The mea culpa, however, has not impressed the Rugby World Cup Minister, Murray McCully, who said: "It is frustrating that the sheds that the ARC regarded as 'old and cheap and nasty' are now the subject of last-ditch attempts to change course."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Murray McCully Source: New Zealand Herald

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