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    Last ditch?

    They converted the building into a hotel' As the last ditch effort to save it'

    here, what does 'last ditch' mean?

    Is this a idiom?

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    Re: Last ditch?

    Think of military defences: Ditch (fortification) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    (That article seems to talk primarily about ditches in front of castle walls. A cheaper and less permanent option was to use one ditch at he front of your defenive position (but with others behind - so that you you could keep falling back).


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