the last person

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the last person

Someone who is not the ideal or preferred choice for a particular task or situation. Because my mother tends to overreact, she is the last person I would call in an emergency. Todd's the last person I'd ask to solve this budget issue—he's worse at math than I am!
See also: last, person
References in classic literature ?
Negatively, at least, I may be allowed to say, that had I been sensible of any great demerit in the work, you are the last person to whose protection I would have ventured to recommend it.
Richard Vanderpole,--that you were," he continued, knocking the ash off his cigar and speaking a little more slowly, "the last person, except the driver of the taxicab, to have seen him alive.
Here's the guinea opinion: Suspect, in this case, the very last person on whom suspicion could possibly fall.
Fogg was the last person to whom to apply for the information.
From Cecilia's description of him, I should have thought he was the last person in the world to do that
On leaving England she was the last person in the world whose name I would have suffered to pass my lips.
The follow touched his hat with a grin, expecting something for his pains; but, the old gentleman, eyeing him with an expression of dislike, look anxiously round, as if he contemplated running away himself: which it is very possible he might have attempted to do, and thus have afforded another chase, had not a police officer (who is generally the last person to arrive in such cases) at that moment made his way through the crowd, and seized Oliver by the collar.
Which in truth was no unreasonable inference; seeing that Mr Sparkler would probably be the last person, in any assemblage of the human species, to receive an impression from anything that passed in his presence.
Flask was the last person down at the dinner, and Flask is the first man up.
If you only hope to have your assertion contradicted, as I must suppose to be the case, you ought to recollect that I am the last person in the world to do it.
But you may be assured that I am the last person in the world to judge you severely.
I should have thought I was the last person to be unsympathetic to -- to aspirations of that kind.
Hayward was the last person he would have expected to do anything of the kind.
Troy was the last person living who was likely to attract her sympathies--he was the exact opposite of a commonplace man.
When, finally, Alvan Creede had seen the last person of the line pass into that awful tumult the light that had illuminated it was suddenly quenched and all was as black to him as to those within.