the last chance saloon(redirected from last-chance saloon)
the last chance saloon
The last or final opportunity to get, have, do, or achieve something. Hurry and book your flights today—this is the last chance saloon for the cheapest tickets in town! You've reached the last chance saloon: surrender now, or we'll take you into custody by force. Little did they realize they'd been drinking at the last chance saloon, soon to have their entire industry in crumbles and under government regulation.
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the last chance saloonBRITISH
If you say it is the last chance saloon for someone, you mean that it is their final opportunity to succeed in what they are doing. The two boxers understand one thing clearly. As far as the world title goes, Saturday is the last chance saloon for both of them. Note: You can also say that someone is drinking in the last chance saloon, with the same meaning. The Cabinet minister in charge of media regulation told the tabloid editors they were drinking in the last-chance saloon and to improve their conduct or face government legislation.
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012