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last-ditch

a last-ditch attempt to solve a problem is the final attempt that you make after you have failed several times to solve it (always before noun) The gesture has been seen by many as a last-ditch attempt to win voters. The UN is trying to secure talks between the two sides in a last-ditch effort to avert war.
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Ronald Reagan issued a last-ditch appeal to Margaret Thatcher to abandon her campaign to retake the Falklands and to hand over the islands to international peacekeepers.
Obama and his Republican challenger Romney have been powering through key swing states in a last-ditch bid for voters ahead of election day Tuesday, when Americans will take to the polls to choose their next president.
And they (arrogant powers) are making their last-ditch efforts in a hasty and disordered manner," the Leader added.
Under such circumstances in Asia and also for Japan's peace, I am making last-ditch efforts to settle the issue by the end of May,'' Hatoyama told reporters outside his residence in the morning, when asked about the relocation plan of the U.
Mr Mann's lawyers failed in a last-ditch attempt to secure a judicial review at the High Court last week.
If the Royal Mail refuses the last-ditch offer, the union will announce strike dates on Thursday.
The group, lead by the UK, was more than enough to counter pressure from Euro-MPs as a last-ditch negotiation got under way in Brussels.
Summary: Outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Saturday decided to dispatch two senior negotiators to Egypt in a last-ditch attempt to release a soldier held by Palestinian groups in the Gaza Strip.
UP to 70 disabled workers in Hartlepool are set to strike in a last-ditch effort to prevent their factory closing, it was revealed today.
A COUNCIL has failed in a last-ditch challenge to a workers' equality ruling in a case which could open a potential floodgate of back-dated claims against local authorities throughout the country.
Renaissance Academy made one last-ditch effort to climb back into the game in the fourth quarter.
Doctors use sex drug in last-ditch treatment for baby
Ryanair made a last-ditch effort on Friday to persuade Aer Lingus shareholders to accept its takeover bid, repeating a call for job cuts at the airline and accusing management there of misleading investors.
The barriers, which can be raised and lowered remotely by CCTV operators, were a last-ditch attempt by Bridgend council to stop people illegally entering the town centre's pedestrianised area.
It certainly must be for the parents of the (mostly) boys who in their teens retreat to their rooms for years at a time, occasionally venturing out to the convenience store for a to-go bento box if their parents are trying last-ditch tough love and are no longer leaving meals outside their bedroom doors.