last hurrah

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last hurrah

A final act, achievement, or effort. Finishing the month-long project was Cheri's last hurrah before she left the company to pursue another opportunity.
See also: hurrah, last
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

last

(from something) until something to endure from one point in time to another. The meeting lasted from noon until midnight. The party lasted until the food ran out. the last hurrah Fig. a final appearance, as at the end of one's career; the last time for doing something. Tom is retiring, and we are having a little party as his last hurrah right now. He won't be here the next time you visit our offices.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

last hurrah

a final act, performance, or effort, especially in politics. chiefly US
See also: hurrah, last
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

last hurrah

A final appearance, especially at the end of one's career. The phrase has a bittersweet, if not sad, connotation, since it's applied to the end of a person's life's work. It could refer to a musical or theatrical performance or the end of a political career—the final time that the person will hear an audience or crowd shouting in praise. Swan song has a similar meaning, although not always used in a positive sense.
See also: hurrah, last
Endangered Phrases by Steven D. Price Copyright © 2011 by Steven D. Price
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