the last chance saloon

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the last chance saloon

The last or final opportunity to get, have, do, or achieve something. Hurry and book your flights today—this is the last chance saloon for the cheapest tickets in town! You've reached the last chance saloon: surrender now, or we'll take you into custody by force. Little did they realize they'd been drinking at the last chance saloon, soon to have their entire industry in crumbles and under government regulation.
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the last chance saloon

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If you say it is the last chance saloon for someone, you mean that it is their final opportunity to succeed in what they are doing. The two boxers understand one thing clearly. As far as the world title goes, Saturday is the last chance saloon for both of them. Note: You can also say that someone is drinking in the last chance saloon, with the same meaning. The Cabinet minister in charge of media regulation told the tabloid editors they were drinking in the last-chance saloon and to improve their conduct or face government legislation.
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Slovenia were in the last-chance saloon and made life difficult for an England side who still looks a fair way behind the world's elite teams.
Koeman, likely to impose a club fine of two weeks' wages, around PS300,000, will now leave the 31-year-old in little doubt he is drinking in the last-chance saloon.
LAST-CHANCE SALOON Wayne Rooney was warned about his conduct by Everton before he returned to Goodison
FRANKIE Gavin admits he's heading to the last-chance saloon as he faces Renald Garrido at the Barclaycard Arena.
KERI-ANNE Payne is relishing being in the last-chance saloon for Olympic qualification and has her sights firmly set on a medal in Rio.
JOHN CARVER has left his releR -gation-threatened players in little doubt that they are drinking in the last-chance saloon.
It's last-chance saloon for Ross today as he takes on William Hill's Owen Scott and he's going for Arthurlie, Newtongrange and Hill of Beath.
A disappointed Alonso, 77 points adrift of Vettel and standing in the last-chance saloon when it comes to his championship chances, said: "In competitiveness, we are not in the position we wanted.
They have a number of men in the last-chance saloon and if they're to achieve more after an historic Ulster title, it has to be now.
Marco Loughran (100m backstroke), Chris Walker-Hebborn (100m & 200m backstroke) and Steph Proud (200m backstroke) also made it through at what was the last-chance saloon.
KEVIN Mitchell admits he will be in the last-chance saloon when he takes on John Murray at Liverpool's Echo Arena tonight.
Now we have two home games in March that will be the last-chance saloon," he said.
We actually wrote to him last week explaining that he was in the last-chance saloon.
This is almost like a last-chance saloon for us in terms of getting something out of what has been a very disappointing season.
Trainer Shane Nolan admitted after the beginners' chase at Naas on Sunday that the once promising Caolaneoin may well have been in the last-chance saloon, but a runaway victory in that contest has propelled him up a whopping 20lb to a mark of 125.