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last hurrah

A final act, achievement, or effort. Finishing the month-long project was Cheri's last hurrah before she left the company to pursue another opportunity.
See also: hurrah, last

last hurrah

a final act, performance, or effort, especially in politics. chiefly US
See also: hurrah, last

last hurrah

A final appearance, especially at the end of one's career. The phrase has a bittersweet, if not sad, connotation, since it's applied to the end of a person's life's work. It could refer to a musical or theatrical performance or the end of a political career—the final time that the person will hear an audience or crowd shouting in praise. Swan song has a similar meaning, although not always used in a positive sense.
See also: hurrah, last
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Let's go and see what happens but it will definitely be my last hurrah.
We will be looking for our last hurrah because it is a long summer until next season and no-one wants to leave anything in the tank.
Curley, who served several terms as Boston's mayor, was the ostensible model for Frank Skeffington in Edwin O'Connor's novel The Last Hurrah.
LAST HURRAH The final major shift in Lake Agassiz drainage occurred when the center of the Laurentide Ice Sheet collapsed over Hudson Bay about 8,400 years ago.
Finally, David Levy, a friend of Larry's and the director of the Corcoran Gallery, in Washington, DC, arranged for his last hurrah, a full-scale retrospective that opened in May, just before Larry heard the news that he had only a few months to live.
Altman's last hurrah is an adaptation of, well, The Last Hurrah, Edwin O'Connor's novel about a politician named Frank Skeffington, the fictional counterpart of the legendary Boston mayor James Michael Curley.
In this light, the recent invasion of Panama, the Reagan Doctrine's last hurrah, was in violation of international law, odious though Noriega was.
Before millions of people hit the roads for the last hurrah of the summer, drivers in select cities can review pre-Labor Day traffic trends from recent years.
Munster v Scarlets, 3pm BY DECLAN ROONEY IN his last hurrah as Munster boss, Anthony Foley is desperate to secure a top six finish for the province.
TODAY could be Cardiff City's last hurrah in the Premier League, and there may be some tears at Newcastle.
But I'm looking at that as a negative from my point of view because that means he's going to turn up and just leave it all in the ring and have one last hurrah.
It could go either way in tonight's Challenge Cup final against Stade but whether the French raiders get at Leinster early or get the chance of a last hurrah when the game is up, their points look cheap at 17.
Which is why Gerrard would upset no-one at Anfield if he decided Euro 2012 would be his last hurrah in an England jersey.
Determined to enjoy one last hurrah before university, they head off on a holiday abroad.
Everton's summer cocktail of experienced defenders and youthful forwards enjoyed a last hurrah with their hard-fought draw at the City Ground.