Idiom of the Day – A Last-Ditch Effort
A final try at doing something; the last possible attempt.
Example Usage: I made one last-ditch effort to get her to stay but it was no use; We are making a last-ditch effort to finish our work in time for the deadline.
Did you know...? The expression 'a last-ditch effort' has its origins in military terminology. The 'last ditch' was, in military terms, the last line of defence.