last word

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*last word

 and *final word; *final say
Fig. the final point (in an argument); the final decision (in some matter). (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give some one ~.) The boss gets the last word in hiring. Why do you always have to have the final word in an argument?
See also: last, word

your/the last/final ˈword (on/about something)

your, etc. final decision or statement about something: ‘Will you take £900?’ ‘No, £1 000 and that’s my last word.’Is that your final word on the matter?
See also: final, last, word
References in classic literature ?
This is the final word of a ship's ended journey, the closing word of her toil and of her achievement.
Come into the dark room here, and let us have one final word alone.
Carriage to be at the door at two-thirty,' " said Lady Lundie, repeating the final words of the memorandum while she wrote them.
The Knitters had the final word as Brown curled a free-kick past the Worcester keeper with the final kick of the game.
Dubai: Marcelo Mendes is awaiting a final word from the Dubai Sports Council (DSC) on a developmental programme that is aimed at ensuring a bright future for beach soccer in the UAE.
The rate of pronunciation of the final word of the phrase has no differentiating power, neither between emotions nor between emotional and neutral speech.
This press release was issued on behalf of the Beziers Congres convention bureau by The Final Word, UK.
Final, final word goes to you, I appreciate immensely if you have ever stopped to read me on a Friday.
NEW YORK, March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting Monday, BLOOMBERG TELEVISION(R) viewers will have a new and powerful tool to wrap up the business day with the premiere of a new two-hour program, "The Final Word on Bloomberg.
If the court agrees to hear the case, which is scheduled to be filed next week, its decision will be the final word on the constitutionality of Assembly Bill 1381, which was signed into law in September.
Wood said her group is currently weighting its options and does not consider the Landmarks ruling to be the final word in the dispute, since the Congregation still has to get community board approval before it proceeds with its building plans.
Yet marking the dead with the cross is a sign of hope, a proclamation that sickness and death no longer have the final word.
There are several clubs interested, but I have the final word and that's what counts.
In your recent editorial ("It's Time To Revise Sarbanes-Oxley," Final Word, January/February 2005), you state that "Sarbox is discouraging [CEOs] from taking risks and therefore making money.
Maybe you thought you'd heard the final word from Brian McLaren, a pastor and leader in the "emergent church" movement.