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last call

The very last opportunity to do or order something. The bartender is doing last call—do you want another drink? This is the last call for flight 408 to New Jersey. Any passengers not already on board please report to terminal three immediately.
See also: call, last
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

last call (for something)

 and last chance (for something)
Fig. the last opportunity for doing, getting, or having something. This is the last call for ice cream and cake. It's almost all gone.
See also: call, last
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
Much as I liked my companions, this hour was the thing in the day I liked most; and I liked it best of all when, as the light faded--or rather, I should say, the day lingered and the last calls of the last birds sounded, in a flushed sky, from the old trees-- I could take a turn into the grounds and enjoy, almost with a sense of property that amused and flattered me, the beauty and dignity of the place.
KERGUELEN, MARK BOAT reports last call from Cymena freighter(Gayer Tong Huk & Co.) taking water and sinking in snow-storm South McDonald Islands.
The last call was answered immediately by a small fair creature with pale auburn hair and grey eyes, little more than four years old, who ran out silently and put her hand into her mother's.
He saw again Captain Kellar, of the Eugenie, who had last called him it, and MISTER Haggin, and Derby, and Bob of Meringe Plantation, and Biddy and Terrence, and, not least among these shades of the vanished past, his brother Jerry.
To be sure, he had been quite civil on the occasion of our last call upon him, but the Story Girl had been with us then and had beguiled him into good-humour and generosity by the magic of her voice and personality.
"How kind of you to give me an opportunity to make up for my misfortune when you last called! I was so sorry to have missed you.
"I left this for the last call, so that we might find the lads just in from school.
As I had not seen Peepy on the occasion of our last call (when he was not to be found anywhere, and when the cook rather thought he must have strolled away with the dustman's cart), I now inquired for him again.
A fatal accident inquiry was told a rescue boat - from Renfrew - didn't arrive at Loch Awe, Arg yl l , unt i l 20 minutes af ter the last calls for help were heard.
He is thought to have disturbed burglars at the Yew Tree Farm, one of the last calls on the paper-round he had been doing for only two months.
If the plans go ahead, the last calls to these stations would be on the 3.30pm service as opposed to the 17.30pm train.