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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I mean you worry, when you breathe your last breath, where are you going to go?
But not just anywhere - he wants you to draw your last breath in an art gallery to make us less scared of the moment that awaits us all.
As dusk descends, lanterns are set aglow and the ambiance steals your last breath.
Bronson is said to have brandished two knives after barricading himself in A wing at Hull Prison, telling his terrified hostage: "Take your last breath because the knife is going into you.