last-ditch : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • s  of something done as a final recourse (especially to prevent a crisis or disaster)
    a last-ditch attempt

  • He hit the shark on the nose (the prescribed last-ditch defense, along with ripping at its gills), managed to get back on his board, and with his surfing buddy, paddled back to .
  • As for murder, it has evolved from the cartel's last-ditch way to protect market share into its preferred means of communication.
  • The letter describes the plan to foment violence between Shi'ites and Sunnis as a last-ditch effort by the resistance.
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  • Ban Ki-moon in The Guardian
    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...
  • Bill Ritter in FOXNews
    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...
  • Murray McCully in New Zealand Herald
    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."

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