last word

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the last word

1. The final words in an argument or discussion, especially one that decisively or conclusively ends it. Everyone started shouting, trying to get in the last word, and the whole meeting just descended into chaos.
2. The most recent, modern, or advanced version of something. Typically followed by "in (something)." It may not look like much, but I can assure you that this machine is the last word in neural imaging.
See also: last, word

*last word

 and *final word; *final say
Fig. the final point (in an argument); the final decision (in some matter). (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give some one ~.) The boss gets the last word in hiring. Why do you always have to have the final word in an argument?
See also: last, word

your/the last/final ˈword (on/about something)

your, etc. final decision or statement about something: ‘Will you take £900?’ ‘No, £1 000 and that’s my last word.’Is that your final word on the matter?
See also: final, last, word
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PLAID Cymru leader Adam Price has said that the remain side must be prepared to campaign for the revocation of Article 50 if it becomes clear that a final say referendum on Brexit isn't forthcoming.
Writing in the Sunday Times today, Plaid Cymru Leader Adam Price confirmed it was his belief that if "the electorate is denied a final say on the Brexit outcome through a referendum", the Remain alliance must be prepared to revoke Article 50.
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The UK-wide group Final Say Wales organised an event on Swansea University's second campus in Aberavon which led to more than 150 students signing a petition to Mr Kinnock stating that they had registered to vote in his constituency and that they expected him to vote for their chance to have a final say on the Brexit Deal.
Under Maryland law, governors have the final say in whether an inmate will be paroled.
MANUEL PELLEGRINI insists he will have the final say on Marko Arnautovic's West Ham future.
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"This amendment is more about political point scoring than following a strategy and it would be deeply unfair for the Liberal Democrats to use this amendment against other supporters of the People's Vote campaign who are united behind efforts to get the deal rejected and then secure the British public the final say they deserve."
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A poll shows 86 per cent of Labour members want voters to be given a final say and Mr Watson says their views must be respected.
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