At the last gasp
Gasp Gasp, n. The act of opening the mouth convulsively to catch the breath; a labored respiration; a painful catching of the breath. [1913 Webster]

{At the last gasp}, at the point of death. --Addison. [1913 Webster]


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  • at the last gasp — at the end, at the moment before death, at death s door …   English contemporary dictionary

  • the last gasp — 1. The point of death 2. The last minute • • • Main Entry: ↑gasp * * * your/the last ˈgasp idiom the point at which you/sth can no longer continue living, fighting, existing, etc. see also ↑last gasp Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • last-gasp — lastˈ gaspˈ adjective Made, etc when almost at the point of death, defeat, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑last * * * last gasp UK US adjective only before noun informal done at the last possible moment a last gasp goal Thesaurus …   Useful english dictionary

  • last-gasp — last ,gasp adjective only before noun INFORMAL done at the last possible moment: a last gasp goal …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • last-gasp — ► ADJECTIVE informal ▪ at the last possible moment …   English terms dictionary

  • last gasp — noun the point of death or exhaustion or completion the last gasp of the cold war • Hypernyms: ↑end, ↑ending * * * last gasp : a final attempt or effort made at the very end This movie may be his last gasp as an actor. winter s last gasp [=the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • last-gasp — achieved at the last possible moment. And with only a minute left, Brinkworth scored a last gasp equaliser bringing the score to 2 2. (always before noun) …   New idioms dictionary

  • last-gasp — UK / US adjective [only before noun] informal done at the last possible moment a last gasp goal …   English dictionary

  • last-gasp — adjective done or happening at the last possible moment …   English new terms dictionary

  • last-gasp — /ˈlast gasp/ (say lahst gahsp) adjective Colloquial coming at the very end of something; final: a last gasp attempt; a last gasp win …   Australian English dictionary

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