last-ditch

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

last–ditch

adjective \ˈlas(t)-ˌdich, -ˈdich\

: made as a final effort to keep something bad from happening

Full Definition of LAST-DITCH

1
:  fought or conducted from the last ditch :  waged with desperation or unyielding defiance <put up a last–ditch resistance>
2
:  made as a final effort especially to avert disaster <a last–ditch attempt to raise the money>

First Known Use of LAST-DITCH

1937

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