in the last chance saloon

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in the last chance saloon

Having reached or been granted one last or final opportunity to get, have, do, or achieve something. Hurry and book your flights today—you're in the last chance saloon for the cheapest tickets in town! Little did the hedge fund managers realize they'd been drinking at the last chance saloon, soon to have their entire enterprise in shambles. The team's manager has found himself in the last chance saloon. If they can't secure a victory tonight, we'll be seeing his resignation in the morning.
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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.
See also: chance, last, saloon
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KERI-ANNE Payne is relishing being in the last-chance saloon for Olympic qualification and has her sights firmly set on a medal in Rio.
The player is drinking in the last-chance saloon at Newcastle after being handed another chance at the club six months ago and with his contract due to expire at the end of the season.
JOHN CARVER has left his releR -gation-threatened players in little doubt that they are drinking in the last-chance saloon.
Chisora is on home turf tonight and is in the last-chance saloon, which, at 11-10, warrants a punt.
That puts him in the last-chance saloon. He is risking everything this great club stands for," said Souness.
TOMMY FLEETWOOD is drinking in the last-chance saloon in South Africa this week and the pressure the Southport youngster is under is likely to translate to a negative performance at the Serengeti Estate over the next couple of days, writes Steve Palmer.
KEVIN Mitchell admits he will be in the last-chance saloon when he takes on John Murray at Liverpool's Echo Arena tonight.
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He should tell Boruc he's drinking in the last-chance saloon.
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But he added: ``I'm in the last-chance saloon I would have thought.
"We accept now we are in the last-chance saloon, but we are prepared to battle on because we feel we have been starved of first-class cricket in the west.
Virender Sehwag's Daredevils are in the last-chance saloon as far as qualifying for the last four is concerned.
Foran knows he's in the last-chance saloon. In the last four years, he's been banned by the Republic of Ireland for breaking a curfew, picked up six red cards - five for Shelbourne and another for playing in a Gaelic football match without Shels knowing - and when he moved to Carlisle bagged more bookings (30) than goals (29), not to mention another three reds.
It is not possible to have watched or experienced any of these riots without realising that we're in the last-chance saloon.