last hurrah

noun

Definition of last hurrah

: a final often valedictory effort, production, or appearance his unsuccessful Senate run was his last hurrah— R. W. Daly

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This last hurrah of the summer season for the Houston, Texas, area draws 20,000 people to East Beach. Anna Marlis Burgard, National Geographic, "This summer’s best island festivals in the U.S.," 12 June 2019 With just over four minutes remaining and the Warriors coming out of a timeout, Curry rubbed his hands in the corner nearest the Warriors bench for one last hurrah. Cam Inman, The Mercury News, "NBA Finals: Warriors Steph Curry exits Oracle determined to return," 7 June 2019 This figures to be the last hurrah for Brazil’s Golden Generation, which so far has just a silver medal from the 2007 World Cup to show for its work. Kevin Baxter, latimes.com, "World Cup Group C preview: Last chance for Brazil’s current generation?," 5 June 2019 Labor Day weekend is right around the corner, which is indicative of two important things: one last hurrah in the summer sun and loads of end-of-season shopping. Tanisha Pina, Allure, "Dermstore’s Massive Labor Day Beauty Sale Has Already Started — Here’s What to Shop," 28 Aug. 2018 The biggest plus for Crouchie should be the chance to end his career on a real high, a last hurrah. SI.com, "Why Peter Crouch May be Right to Stay at Stoke City," 8 July 2018 But, don’t worry, procrastinators, that’s still plenty of time to plan one last hurrah. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "5 Last-Minute Labor Day Weekend Getaways," 22 Aug. 2018 Here's to one last hurrah with Sheldon, Penny, and all your favorite characters. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "All Your Favorite TV Shows Are Coming Back This Week," 23 Sep. 2018 Following his departure from Barcelona, the midfield maestro travelled to Russia this summer in hopes of one last hurrah before bowing out; a second World Cup triumph would've been a fairy tale. SI.com, "Andres Iniesta Posts Emotional Farewell Announcing Retirement From Spain," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of last hurrah

1966, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for last hurrah

from The Last Hurrah (1956) by Edwin O'Connor †1968 American novelist

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last hurrah

noun

English Language Learners Definition of last hurrah

: a last effort, production, or appearance

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