in the last chance saloon

in the last chance saloon

Having only one last chance or opportunity (to get, do, or achieve something). The judge warned the young offender that he was in the last chance saloon—one more wrongdoing, and he would be forced to sentence him to jail time. You're in the last chance saloon. Surrender now, or we'll take you into custody by force.
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(drinking) in the last chance saloon

having been allowed one final opportunity to improve or get something right. informal
1998 Times Gascoigne has finally found himself in the Last Chance Saloon.
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Now Koeman (above), who is also likely to impose a club fine of two weeks' wages - PS320,000 - will leave Rooney in no doubt the 31-year-old is drinking in the last chance saloon.
Summary: London: Chelsea are in the last chance saloon as far as a trophy goes and .
He is making it very difficult for himself to stay at Liverpool, I believe that puts him in the last chance saloon.
DAVID Cameron was drinking in the last chance saloon last night after his own colleagues sank his cheap booze ban - and Labour leader Ed Miliband savaged him.
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NIALL Flannery admits he will be drinking in the last chance saloon at the Mannheim International this weekend - but the Gateshead ace insists he's not feeling the pressure, writes TOM REYNOLDS.
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