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

Examples of last hurrah in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Have one last hurrah with the Fuller, Tanner, and Gibbler families. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "The Only TV Shows and Movies You Need to Watch This Week," 31 May 2020 Operating at 25% capacity on the patio — as well as offering to-go and home meal kits — owner Shannon Wynne is offering his patrons one last hurrah before closing for good on May 22. Jeremy Hallock, Dallas News, "Bird Café, one of Fort Worth’s best restaurants, is closing permanently," 14 May 2020 People rushed to have one last hurrah inside bars and pubs, not theaters. Shirley Li, The Atlantic, "The Pandemic Is Hitting One Part of Hollywood Especially Hard," 23 Mar. 2020 Seeking one last hurrah, carefree young people around the world have flouted restrictions and thrown lockdown-themed parties. Patrick J. Lyons, New York Times, "Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today," 17 Mar. 2020 Last weekend, ahead of the lockdown, thousands of people thronged Ikea while restaurants were packed for one last hurrah. Iain Marlow, Bloomberg.com, "Hong Kong’s Edge Over Singapore Shows Early Social Distancing Works," 28 Apr. 2020 The last hurrah of the Richard Alston Dance Company, an institution founded in 1994 that has lost its principal source of financing, will come in March in its hometown, London. Brian Seibert, New York Times, "Review: Richard Alston Dance Says Adieu in (Quiet) Character," 21 Feb. 2020 On the day before Brexit, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney will have his own last hurrah. Adam Blenford, Bloomberg.com, "Brexit Bulletin: Carney’s Final Cut?," 13 Jan. 2020 Much of Spain’s roster is over 30, and Tokyo 2020 will likely be something of a last hurrah for their aging core. Michael Shapiro, SI.com, "Which FIBA World Cup Teams Are Real Threats to Team USA?," 23 Aug. 2019

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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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16 Jun 2020

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“Last hurrah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/last%20hurrah. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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last hurrah

noun

English Language Learners Definition of last hurrah

: a last effort, production, or appearance

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