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    Hi,

    What does Last Ditch mean and in which contexts can it be used?

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    Re: Last Ditch

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    Hi,

    What does Last Ditch mean and in which contexts can it be used?

    Thanks

    "Last ditch" means the ultimate last resort -- the final effort available to prevent a disaster. It is a desperado move.

    - In a last-ditch effort to save the ship from sinking, the sailors ran her onto a reef.

    - The negotiators pulled an all-nighter in a last-ditch effort to avert a strike.

    There is an assumption that the expression refers to trench warfare, and maybe that's so. Here's a discussion you might like to look at:
    Re: The last ditch

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