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at the last gasp meaning

  "at the last gasp" in a sentence
  • [American idiom]
    at the very last; at the last chance; at the last minute. (Refers to someone's last breath before death.)
    She finally showed up at the last gasp, bringing the papers that were needed.
    We got there at the last gasp, just before our names were called.

  • [American slang]
    Fig. at the very last; at the last chance; at the last minute. (Refers to someone's last breath before death.)
      She finally showed up at the last gasp, bringing the papers that were needed.
      We got there at the last gasp, just before our names were called.

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  1. one cannot easily make a bargain at the last gasp.
  2. the man cannot survive, i'm afraid; he's at the last gasp
  3. the order or capital injection that saved your business should materialise, like the ninth cavalry, at the last gasp
  4. Frederick, however, was now at the last gasp.
  5. Coulthard was upset at losing pole at the last gasp and if a similar deal is struck Hakkinen is better placed to take advantage.

Related Words

  1. at the full meaning
  2. at the head of the poll meaning
  3. at the height of sth meaning
  4. at the helm meaning
  5. at the instance of meaning
  6. at the last minute meaning
  7. at the latest meaning
  8. at the least meaning
  9. at the market meaning
  10. at the mercy of meaning
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