Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Undertaken as a final recourse; last-ditch.

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  • adjective colloquial Happening at the very end of an event.

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Examples

  • As far as the EU antitrust probe is concerned, both merger partners have a chance until sometime this week to offer additional concessions through what is technically known as a "last-gasp offer."

    Deutsche Börse's Regulator Expresses 'Legal Reservations'

  • The White House and congressional leaders of both major political parties are pressing rank-and-file legislators to support a last-gasp bipartisan deal to trim U.S. government spending and raise the federal borrowing limit.

    US Congress Prepares for High-Stakes Debt Votes

  • Just look at the titles of the articles, "Dick Cheney's last-gasp fight against clean air"!

    Dick Cheney, Guest of Honor at AMFF - Huh?

  • Rangers were denied a draw against Maribor in the first leg of their Europa League play-off at the Stadion Ljudski vrt thanks to a last-gasp winner on the night from the substitute Etien Velikonja.

    Maribor 2-1 Rangers | Europa League play-off first leg match report

  • And when voters pull the 'flush' lever, he'll be reaching for the rim in a last-gasp effort to avoid getting pulled under by the poopy vortex of lies, sleaze and stupidity.

    Before the bust (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • The White House and congressional leaders of both major political parties are pressing rank-and-file legislators to support a last-gasp bipartisan deal to trim U.S. government spending and raise the federal borrowing limit.

    US Congress Prepares for High-Stakes Debt Votes

  • Maybe Keiron Cunningham's last-gasp crowd-pleaser against Cas?

    My Super League awards show

  • The dollar won a reprieve from the last-gasp pact averting a shutdown of the U.S. government, but many investors remain inclined to sell it.

    What's News

  • The White House and congressional leaders of both major political parties are pressing rank-and-file legislators to support a last-gasp bipartisan deal to trim U.S. government spending and raise the federal borrowing limit.

    US Congress Prepares for High-Stakes Debt Votes

  • NEW YORK—The beleaguered greenback won a reprieve from the last-gasp agreement averting a shutdown of the U.S. government, but many investors remain inclined to punish the dollar.

    Dollar Still in a Downdraft

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