the last thing (one) needs

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the last thing (one) needs

Something which one absolutely does not want or has no use for. The last thing we need is a lengthy court battle, so let's try to end our marriage as civilly as possible. A fancy new computer I have no idea how to use is the last thing I need right now!
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Being in a competition is probably the last thing one wants to do.
The last thing one wants is to look prim and proper while lounging on the sunny beach.
The last thing one wants in a luxury car is for it to look and feel cheap.
Yet, once one has actually pulled, the last thing one wants to reveal is a massive pair of drawers that skim one's chin.
after all, the last thing one wants to talk about at a time like this is religion.
I feel) some disquiet, because the last thing one wants is for the Prince of Wales and Mrs ParkerBowles, or the Queen herself, embarrassed by this question.
I feel some disquiet because the last thing one wants is for the Prince of Wales and Mrs Parker Bowles, or the Queen herself, to be embarrassed by this question.
Sir Cameron said: "To be honest, it's a pain in the neck having to do this - the last thing one wants to see is an old man defend an emotional thing.