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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Tyrone game is last thing they wanted after dropping to Division 3.
The last thing they wanted was to get locked in, So they kept it unlocked when they were within.
An early fight was the last thing they wanted with a player on each side sinbinned.
Three successive failures in the extended season had left the Imps believing a play-off campaign was the last thing they wanted.
They saw war as too regionally destabilizing, and given the Middle East's importance to global oil the last thing they wanted was more instability in that region.
More of the same was the last thing they wanted yesterday, but just 15.3 overs were possible and Leicestershire struggled to 24 for the loss of Darren Maddy.