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A last action before one ceases to do something. It's so good to see all of you at this meeting, my final hurrah before retirement. But this performance is your final hurrah before graduation—you have to do it!
Hip, hip, hurrah!
An exclamation of praise, congratulations, or celebration. Often said as a call-and-response, in which one person prompts with "hip, hip," while the other person or people respond with "hurrah!" A: "Three cheers for Sarah, the savior of the company! Hip, hip!" B:"Hurrah!" A: "Hip, hip!" B: "Hurrah!" A: "Hip, hip!" B: "Hurrah!" Happy Birthday, Tommy! Hip, hip, hurrah!
A mess; a disorganized pile. Boy, these clothes are a hurrah's nest right now—can you help me sort them?
See also: nest
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.
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last hurraha final act, performance, or effort, especially in politics. chiefly US
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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.
Endangered Phrases by Steven D. Price Copyright © 2011 by Steven D. Price