next-to-last next-to-last

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) next to the last
  2. (adj) used of the third or next to final year in United States high school or college

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Coming on the next-to-last day of a mostly glum festival, Synecdoche, New York is like a surprise happy ending.
  2. On the next-to-last lap he kicked into his sprint and supplied the answer.
  3. They had just averted defeat, to be sure, with a miraculous tackle on the one-yard line in the next-to-last play of the game.

News

  1. 'Mad Men': Don Draper's a 'monster,' and Bob Benson's secret revealed (recap)

    Sunday's next-to-last episode of "Mad Men" Season 6 saw Don Draper (Jon Hamm) focus his attention on work, much to the displeasure of his former protege, Peggy Olson (Elisabeth Moss), and Bob Benson's (James Wolk) secrets come to light.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Oregonian

  2. Solar plane lands in D.C. on journey across U.S.

    (Reuters) - An airplane entirely powered by the sun landed in Washington on Sunday after a flight from St. Louis, the next-to-last leg of a journey across the United States intended to boost support for clean energy technologies. The Solar Impulse landed at Dulles International Airport outside Washington at 12:15 a.m. EDT, organizers said in a statement. It will remain in the U.S. capital until ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Orlando Sentinel

  3. Solar plane lands at Washington on journey across U.S.

    (Reuters) - An airplane entirely powered by the sun landed in Washington on Sunday after a flight from St. Louis, the next-to-last leg of a journey across the United States intended to boost support for clean energy technologies. The Solar Impulse landed at Dulles International Airport outside Washington at 12:15 a.m. EDT, organizers said in a statement. It will remain in the U.S. capital until ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  • "I think he hit his thumb, on the next-to-last play he was in there, on a shoulder pad," coach Bill Cowher said after practice at St. Vincent College. "He's upstairs (in the team's facilities), so we'll look at that, assess it, and I'll...
    on Aug 16, 2006 By: Bill Cowher Source: Leader Times

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