last fling

last fling

A final enjoyment of freedom. For example, He's planning to have one last fling before joining the army. This expression employs fling in the sense of "a brief period of indulging one's impulses," a usage dating from the first half of the 1800s.
See also: fling, last
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Everybody, high and low, was anxious to have the last fling.
portrayed as Britain's last fling of the imperial dice.
At Haydock, EMPEROR'S CHOICE, 11lb lower than for his last win, appeals in the Last Fling Handicap Chase (2.
The Last Fling Chase day features another seven-race card and a family day at the races.
Their best horse has been Mister McGoldrick, winner of two Grade Two Castleford any of their biggest successes have come with staying chasers, notably Kildimo (totesport Becher Chase 1992), Ardent Scout (Becher Chase 2002), The Last Fling (Peter Marsh Chase, Red Square Vodka Gold Cup 2000), Himalayan Trail (Midlands Grand National 2008) and Auroras Encore (Totepool Chase 2010).
Haydock specialist The Last Fling, who has a race named after him at the other Merseyside track, also flew the flag for the Yorkshire stable with wins in the Peter Marsh Chase and the Red Square Vodka Gold Cup in 2000.
Their best horse has been Mister McGoldrick, winner of two Grade Two Castleford Chases and a Grade Three Racing Post Plate at the Cheltenham Festival, but many of their biggest successes have come with staying chasers, notably Kildimo (totesport Becher Chase 1992), Ardent Scout (Becher Chase 2002), The Last Fling (Peter Marsh Chase, Red Square Vodka Gold Cup 2000), Himalayan Trail (Midlands Grand National 2008) and Auroras Encore (Totepool Chase 2010).
This week's controversial inventory items: Pillows that tell brides to have "one last fling before the ring", napkins that say "drink triple, see double, act single" and Union Jack scratchcards that say "off with your head" if you get a wrong answer.
London, Mar 21 (ANI): Kate Middleton's family firm is selling pillows that tell brides-to-be to have "one last fling before the ring".
Marxists believe fascism is the last fling of the ruling class and the rich middle class in their attempt to hold the working class down.
He was convicted of sexual assault and actual bodily harm after claiming in court the woman had offered him one last fling.
2 : a time of freedom for pleasure <The trip was our last fling of the summer.
Last Fling The trees are dressed in tartans bright That Jack Frost brought to them last night.
But it's hard to be that last fling, particularly if you want more from the relationship.
Sharp Belline looks a likely winner for trainer Sue Smith in The Last Fling Chase.