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Idiom of the Day – A Last-Ditch Effort

Friday, January 7, 2011 @ 11:01 AM
posted by English with Jo

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.

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