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be (one's) last resort

To be the only remaining option may help one or be of any use after all other options have been exhausted. I didn't really want to ask Mr. Stadler to write my college recommendation, but he's my last resort at this point.
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last resort

The only remaining option that may help one or be of any use after all other options have been exhausted. I didn't really want to ask Mr. Stadler to write my college recommendation, but he's my last resort at this point.
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as a last resort

As a final option, usually when preferable ones have failed. We will only pursue suspension as a last resort, so please improve your behavior in class. For now, I'm praying that the weather improves. I'm only going to cancel my flight as a last resort.
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in the last resort

1. Ultimately; regardless of what happens or is the case. Even when you are at your wits end with your children, never forget to tell them that you love them in the last resort. It may feel like all our control is with the politicians in Washington, but, in the last resort, the power to elect these officials is in our hands.
2. As the most drastic possible action. Many fear that the president will, in the last resort, authorize a preemptive nuclear strike against the hostile foreign nation.
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as a last resort

as the last choice; if everything else fails. Call me at home only as a last resort. As a last resort, the doctor will perform surgery.
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resort to something

to turn to something that is not the first choice. I hope they don't resort to a lawsuit to accomplish their goals. She will resort to anything to get her way.
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last resort

A final expedient or recourse to achieve some end or settle a difficulty. For example, If you don't improve, we'll try this new medication as a last resort. This term originally referred to a court of law from which there was no appeal. [Late 1600s]
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in the last resort

FORMAL
COMMON You use in the last resort when stating the most basic or important fact that will still be true in a situation whatever else happens. They would in the last resort support their friends whatever they did. He was aware that, in the last resort, their authority depended on the control they had over the King.
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in the last resort

whatever else happens or is the case; ultimately.
1991 John Caldwell Oxford History of English Music In the last resort it was only Italian singers who could command the attention of the public in a large theatre.
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(as) a last reˈsort

a thing you decide to do when everything else has failed: Nobody wanted to lend me the money. As a last resort I asked my brother-in-law, and luckily he was able to help me.
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resort to

v.
To adopt some less desirable course of action due to difficult circumstances; have recourse to something: When the electricity went out, we resorted to heating water in the fireplace.
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Senales triaxiales de desplazamiento en tres ejes (x, y, z) en la parte superior de la base de resortes (Izq.
La presencia de puentes semicirculares o peraltados, resortes cubiertos y adornos caudales laminares enfrentados, junto con la decoracion impresa de triangulos rellenos de puntos y aplicacion de lamina de oro son, sin duda, elementos suficientes para caracterizar un nuevo tipo de fibula.
One of the main concretions of collaborative research endeavour that promotes the OcioGune network, referenced in the coordinated research project which has as its main title "from educational to social times: the daily construction of the youth condition in a network society", referred by the acronym RESORTES.
El dipolo modelico que establecen es (elasticidad de los resortes, x = 1.
Para la instalacion del C-DFD Distalizer, el aparato se debe esterilizar previo a colocarse en boca, despues de una anestesia local en la region anterior del paladar se mide el aparato en boca, insertando primero una banda en el molar, se comprime el coil de ese lado, ubicando las puntas en la zona anterior del paladar dejando unos 2 a 3 mm por fuera para evitar irritaciones y facilitar la higiene, y se inserta la otra banda comprimiendo el resorte.
036 y resorte abierto de niquel-titanio (Figura 1) pequenos segmentos del mismo tubo que actuaran como topes y descansos oclusales de alambre de acero inoxidable de 0.
Esto ultimo no resulta totalmente ilogico, porque sistemas de resortes con bisagras, y la misma fundicion por separado de las diversas partes de la fibula, son aspectos que se conocen desde antiguo, al menos en relacion con los tipos chipriotas que este investigador considera antiguos.
Un perfil rectangular que prefigura las posteriores fibulas de doble resorte, pero sustituyendo los brazos lisos verticales por muelles de espiras variables, quizas desarrollados desde los bucles y resortes mas complejos de las ultimas fibulas ad occhio, tipo Mola d'Agres.
Contractor name : SOC FABRICA DE RESORTES CASTILLO LIMITADA
Ese mismo ano, Jacobsen hizo mejoras sustanciales: cambio la base por un bracket o llave que fija la lampara a la mesa, y mejoro la extension de los resortes laterales permitiendo una mejor extension y acomodo de la luz.
A partir de requerimientos geometricos, de rigidez y de carga, el diseno de resortes helicoidales de traccion es un problema que normalmente implica la determinacion de cuatro parametros independientes: el numero de espiras activas [N.
Herido, pero dolido en su orgullo, Holt se levanto como con resortes de la lona.
El Escuadron de payasos de Morales Gaytan tiene en promedio 12 presentaciones cada fin de semana, con cuyas ganancias el director se dio el lujo de traer de Nueva York a un experto en popping (tecnica de baile en la que el bailarin mueve brazos y piernas como si fuera un muneco de resortes o gira sobre su cabeza, protegido con un casco especial) para capacitar a sus muchachos: --Cada funcion es siempre un reto y una satisfaccion --relata--; aunque recuerdo con especial carino algunas gratuitas, a beneficio de ninos con sindrome de Down, cancer y SIDA: en esos las sonrisas son mas dulces.
Diecisiete numeros con mas de 750 articulos y trabajos publicados avalan una trayectoria cada vez mas afianzada y especialmente, para nosotros, util para aquellos profesionales de los medios de comunicacion y de la educacion que quieren reflexionar y actuar para permitir que la sociedad tenga mayores resortes para hacer de la comunicacion un vehiculo de progreso social y no un instrumento para la domesticacion y la fetichizacion banal de unos poderes mediaticos que se superponen cada vez con mas arrogancia a los poderes publicos.
En Julieta (Espana, 2016), Pedro Almodovar abdica de muchos de los resortes narrativos que han hecho su imagen de marca, escenas de emocion desbordada, bromas posmodernas y citas constantes de clasicos americanos.