hear the last of (something)

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of hear the last of (something)

: to hear about (something) for the last time
  • He knew he had not heard the last of his mistake.
  • Don't tell them about your mistake or you'll never hear the last of it.

Word by Word Definitions

hear play
  1. : to perceive or become aware of by the ear

  2. : to gain knowledge of by hearing

  3. : to listen to with attention : heed

last play
  1. : to continue in time

  2. : to remain fresh or unimpaired : endure

  3. : to manage to continue (as in a course of action)

  1. : a form (as of metal or plastic) which is shaped like the human foot and over which a shoe is shaped or repaired

  1. : to shape with a last

  1. : after all others : at the end

  2. : most lately

  3. : in conclusion

  1. : following all the rest

  2. : being the only remaining

  3. : belonging to the final stage (as of life)

  1. : something that is last

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective


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