last hurrah


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last hurrah

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.
See also: hurrah, last

last hurrah

a final act, performance, or effort, especially in politics. chiefly US
See also: hurrah, last

last hurrah

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.
See also: hurrah, last
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Let's go and see what happens but it will definitely be my last hurrah.
“It's our hope that we can help a few dogs relax and have more fun with their families, and truly enjoy a last hurrah of summer.”
According to French magazine, Strauss-Kahn confessed to his wife that he had 'bedded the trio in a last hurrah' before the French presidential race, the Daily Mail reports.
Directed by Jon Artigo and co-produced by Andrea Ajemian, both of Worcester, and written by Worcester native Georgia Menides, "Still Green" tells the story of eight high school friends who spend a week together at a rented Florida beach house for their last hurrah before entering college in the fall.
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Macclesfield, but Holt believes his squad still has enough left for one last hurrah.
I RECEIVED AN EMAIL RECENTLY from Ken Thomas, the managing editor of Nursing Economic$, titled "The Last Hurrah." He was reminding me that my final editorial for the journal was due soon.
Christmas could be the last hurrah before people pull in their spending," said Mr Percy, who is chief executive of Solihull-based Accantia Health & Beauty
He has been told that he should deny Tony Blair a last hurrah when he leaves Downing Street for the last time on Wednesday.
This week will be Wilson's last hurrah at KTHV before he heads to central Florida.
Joseph's and the Millennium Group as the historical centre's last hurrah. The tower alongside St.
It traces the history of the band through archival footage and interviews, the early days of CBGB, the frustration of never making it big, the friction that stayed with the band for years without breaking it up, their success overseas, and their last hurrah, right up to Joey's and Dee Dee's death (but before Johnny's).
The historic initiative is keeping the world's most recognized fighter flying safely as it embarks on its last hurrah.
Next month, we welcome spring and all that it brings, but for now, I hope you enjoy winter's last hurrah.