in the last chance saloon

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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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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.
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.
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.
They staged a noisy protest after last week's 1-1 draw with 10-man Maritzburg United and warned the underachieving players they're now in the last-chance saloon.
He should tell Boruc he's drinking in the last-chance saloon.
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.
It is not possible to have watched or experienced any of these riots without realising that we're in the last-chance saloon.
IF you believe the gossip-mongers, then Rafael Benitez is drinking in the last-chance saloon, writes James Milton.
They should be in the last-chance saloon," said the Spurs legend.
So, it's my intuition that we may be in the last-chance saloon here.
Smith reckons it is because Gascoigne has realised that, at the age of 33, he really is drinking in the last-chance saloon.