last hurrah


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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Traffic will likely be quite heavy as folks want to get in their last hurrah this weekend. Dave Epstein,, "Downpours hit before you head to the beach for Labor Day weekend," 28 Aug. 2019 Ferries had been the only way to get vehicles back-and-forth across the bay for 83 years, and this was their last hurrah. San Diego Union-Tribune, "50 years later, Coronado bridge’s iconic status masks its controversial origins," 4 Aug. 2019 Three old friends, all 66 years old, arrive at Martha's Vineyard for a last hurrah. Ron Charles, Dallas News, "In Richard Russo's 'Chances Are...,' a charming reunion unearths a chilling disappearance," 30 July 2019 Three old friends, all 66 years old, arrive at Martha’s Vineyard for a last hurrah. Ron Charles Critic, Washington Post, "In Richard Russo’s ‘Chances Are,’ a charming reunion unearths a chilling disappearance," 29 July 2019 The Emmy voters’ acclaim stands in sharp contrast to fan reaction to the show’s last hurrah, which included howls of laughter for a to-go coffee cup inadvertently included in one scene and a finale that detractors called unsatisfying. Washington Post, "‘Game of Thrones’ reigns with record 32 Emmy nominations," 17 July 2019 Every once in a while, an indie studio will land on a movie that feels fresh—Booksmart from Annapurna delivered a one last hurrah high-school buddy comedy from a woman's perspective, for instance—but Stuber represents a rarity. Nathan Mattise, Ars Technica, "Stuber review: The world’s worst Uber ride becomes pure popcorn comedy," 12 July 2019 Some bands also include a final fete with their registration where masqueraders can attend this last hurrah before heading back to reality at no additional cost to them. Anquanette Gaspard, Essence, "Live It Up: Get On Badder Than Bad at St. Lucia Carnival 2019," 9 July 2019 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

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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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English Language Learners Definition of last hurrah

: a last effort, production, or appearance

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