last gasp

last gasp
noun see last-gasp

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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 — (lăstʹgăspʹ) adj. Undertaken as a final recourse; last ditch.   last gasp n. * * * …   Universalium

  • 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

  • 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 — Infobox Company company name = Last Gasp company company type = Comic publisher, distributor company slogan = foundation = 1970 founder = Ron Turner key people = location = San Francisco, California industry = Comics homepage =… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 — adjective Date: 1921 done or coming at the very end < a last gasp attempt to score > • last gasp noun …   New Collegiate 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 — 1) the end of something the last gasp of economic activity in this depressed part of the country 2) the last breath that someone takes before dying …   English dictionary

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

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