the last thing (one) needs

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the last thing (one) needs

Something which one absolutely does not want or has no use for. The last thing we need is a lengthy court battle, so let's try to end our marriage as civilly as possible. A fancy new computer I have no idea how to use is the last thing I need right now!
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The very last thing one wants to hear therefore is a prime minister who calls himself an elected representative of the people saying he would be happy to rule by presidential ordinance.
The last thing one wants is to be in a car without air conditioning during our summer drives.
"Being in a competition is probably the last thing one wants to do.
The last thing one wants in a luxury car is for it to look and feel cheap.
Yet, once one has actually pulled, the last thing one wants to reveal is a massive pair of drawers that skim one's chin.
The trouble is, there's been a lot of hype about this horse, which is the last thing one wants..." But we've stopped listening.
after all, the last thing one wants to talk about at a time like this is religion." While his friend Jack goes to London to find Tony's wife Brenda and tell her about John's death, Tony is left with a house guest, Mrs.
'(I feel) some disquiet, because the last thing one wants is for the Prince of Wales and Mrs ParkerBowles, or the Queen herself, embarrassed by this question.'
'I feel some disquiet because the last thing one wants is for the Prince of Wales and Mrs Parker Bowles, or the Queen herself, to be embarrassed by this question.'
Sir Cameron said: "To be honest, it's a pain in the neck having to do this - the last thing one wants to see is an old man defend an emotional thing."