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every last

A more emphatic way of saying "every." Every last thing in your room better be picked up before dinner. As usual, my teenage son has eaten every last bit of food in the house.
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every last (or single)

used to emphasize every member of a group.
1991 Colin Dexter The Jewel That Was Ours One clue unfinished in a Listener puzzle, and he would strain the capacity of every last brain-cell to bursting point until he had solved it.
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every last...

every person or thing in a group: We spent every last penny we had on the house.
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Every Last Child gained critical acclaim from press around the world and recently completed a theatrical release in the US.
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I am pleased with my longevity, you cherish every moment you have and get every last bit out of yourself," Ponting added.The next lot of cricket we will play will be in the Caribbean, then we will have strong opposition sides in South Africa and an Ashes series not long after that," Ponting said.
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Some wanted to see every last fleeing member of Hitler's Gestapo captured in their South American lairs.
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The creators of Entrances To Hell are committed to finding every last one, so if you or any of your friends know of an unlisted entrance to Hell, let them know.
AND I KNOW THAT THE PREFERENCE OF EVERY LAST ONE WOULD BE TO STAY AND BE SHOT-UP, RATHER THAN GO HOME WEARING THE STAIN OF LOSER!
"In preparation, my teacher, Natasha Bar, would coach me almost every day for an hour, having me rehearse my variations over and over until every last detail had been corrected," she recalls.
As people had then removed every last mattress, a young soldier sat watching from his tank, chewing gum.
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The Education Department wasn't exactly counting every last dime either.
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