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last hurrah

a politician's final campaign.
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) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Far from being the return of the big bonuses, this could be their last hurrah.
  • Let's have one last hurrah for summer and head to a seafood shack.
  • If you can afford it, give the summer weather one last hurrah by flying to the nearest beach.
  • Perhaps the animal believes that a move will give him the chance for a brief last hurrah in some other troop.
  • Oh and this isn't a guy who would willingly give up his last hurrah to disarm and give up all his options.
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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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