last but not least


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last but not least

Cliché last in sequence, but not last in importance. (Often said when introducing people.) The speaker said, "And now, last but not least, I'd like to present Bill Smith, who will give us some final words." And last but not least, here is the final graduate.
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last but not least

important, despite being mentioned at the end The mall has sports and shoe and clothing stores and, last but not least, plenty of terrific places to eat.
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last but not least

something that you say before introducing the last person or thing on a list, meaning that they are equally important This is Jeremy, this is Kath, and, last but not least, this is Artie. Right, I've got my money, my sunglasses and, last but not least, my lipstick.
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last but not least

Last in sequence but not least in importance, as in Last but not least, I want to thank all the people who sent me copies of my article in the paper . [Late 1500s]
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