last word
noun Date: 1563 1. the final remark in a verbal exchange 2. a. the power of final decision b. a definitive statement or treatment <
this study will surely be the last word on the subject for many years
>
3. the most advanced, up-to-date, or fashionable exemplar of its kind <
the last word in sports cars
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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