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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While we want everyone to enjoy Easter and make the most of their Bank Holiday, the last thing we want is for that holiday to be ruined by a trip to hospital which could have been easily avoided," said Mr Gore.