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last hurrah

noun
1.
a politician's final campaign.
2.
any final attempt, competition, performance, success, or the like:
his last hurrah as a college football star.
Origin of last hurrah
from The Last Hurrah, a novel (1956) by U.S. author Edwin O'Connor (1918-68)
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  • Then, the clock strikes; the lights are put out, Carnival dies amid one last hurrah.

    A Siren Thomas Adolphus Trollope
  • I've been having a splendid lot of tennis lately, got the back-handed lifting stroke at last—hurrah!

    The Island Pharisees John Galsworthy
  • Nobody of the present day would utter the first, nor especially the last hurrah.

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last hurrah

noun phrase

The end for someone or something: Last hurrah for some write-offs/ I want this book to be my last hurrah

[1956+; fr the title of Edwin O'Connor's 1956 novel about a politician's final campaign and bow]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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