the/(one's) last breath

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the/(one's) last breath

1. The final moment before one dies; the last period of one's life. Even though my grandfather's lungs were riddled with cancer and emphysema, he remained a smoker until his very last breath.
2. The last moment before a person or group ultimately fails or must give up. We might be down by 10 points, but we have to keep on fighting to the last breath! Even as their stocks plummeted, the company maintained a public image of success right to their last breath.
See also: breath, last
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The Fadhila Party member elaborated that these explosions "are an attempt to show that terrorists still exist in Iraq, at a time that they are taking their last breath in the country.
Yet she says that they will fight to the very last journalist and to their last breath for the newspaper they have been building for twelve years, a newspaper that citizens believe in.
BSO (AZAD) in a statement said that Baloch would start the freedom struggle till their last breath as state is involved in killing common man of Baluchistan.
Sacred words can take on meanings far beyond their definitions, and they instruct believers on how to live from the moment of birth to their last breath.
It's too bad all of their opponents are waiting until their last breath to concede that their death was not a suicide.
Talking to Radio Pakistan, he said that terrorists are taking their last breath in the country.
He'swants to find someone willing to spend their final hours lolling in an art gallery, while members of the public scrutinise their every nuance as they take their last breaths.
The only consolation for civilised society is that they are haunted by her death to the day they take their last breaths.