the last gasp

the last gasp
the last gasp the point of exhaustion, death, or completion.
Main Entry: gasp

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  • the last gasp — 1. The point of death 2. The last minute • • • Main Entry: ↑gasp * * * your/the last ˈgasp idiom the point at which you/sth can no longer continue living, fighting, existing, etc. see also ↑last gasp Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) last gasp of — the last gasp of (something) literary the end of a particular period or process. This period witnessed the decline and last gasp of the British Empire …   New idioms dictionary

  • (the) last gasp of something — the last gasp of (something) literary the end of a particular period or process. This period witnessed the decline and last gasp of the British Empire …   New idioms dictionary

  • the last gasp — the point of exhaustion, death, or completion. → gasp …   English new terms dictionary

  • At the last gasp — Gasp Gasp, n. The act of opening the mouth convulsively to catch the breath; a labored respiration; a painful catching of the breath. [1913 Webster] {At the last gasp}, at the point of death. Addison. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • last gasp — noun the point of death or exhaustion or completion the last gasp of the cold war • Hypernyms: ↑end, ↑ending * * * last gasp : a final attempt or effort made at the very end This movie may be his last gasp as an actor. winter s last gasp [=the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • last gasp — 1) the end of something the last gasp of economic activity in this depressed part of the country 2) the last breath that someone takes before dying …   English dictionary

  • The Last Night of a Jockey — Infobox Television episode Title = Last Night of a Jockey Series = The Twilight Zone Caption = Mickey Rooney in The Last Night of a Jockey Season = 5 Episode = 125 Airdate = October 25, 1963 Production =2616 Writer = Rod Serling Director = Joseph …   Wikipedia

  • last-gasp — lastˈ gaspˈ adjective Made, etc when almost at the point of death, defeat, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑last * * * last gasp UK US adjective only before noun informal done at the last possible moment a last gasp goal Thesaurus …   Useful english dictionary

  • last-gasp — /ˈlast gasp/ (say lahst gahsp) adjective Colloquial coming at the very end of something; final: a last gasp attempt; a last gasp win …  

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