the last chance saloon

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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 saloon

BRITISH
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.
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SCOTRAIL is in the "last-chance saloon" over its performance, Nicola Sturgeon has said.
Andy Burnham said train operator Northern was in the "last-chance saloon" after axing hundreds of services, delays and cancellations following the new timetable introduced on May 20.
We were out-fought, outthought and out-enthused." Bees chief Dean Smith has not given up on the top six and said: "This wasn't our last-chance saloon."
Slovenia were in the last-chance saloon and made life difficult for an England side who still looks a fair way behind the world's elite teams.
LAST-CHANCE SALOON Wayne Rooney was warned about his conduct by Everton before he returned to Goodison
Koeman, likely to impose a club fine of two weeks' wages, around PS300,000, will now leave the 31-year-old in little doubt he is drinking in the last-chance saloon.
FRANKIE Gavin admits he's heading to the last-chance saloon as he faces Renald Garrido at the Barclaycard Arena.
JOHN CARVER has left his releR -gation-threatened players in little doubt that they are drinking in the last-chance saloon.
A disappointed Alonso, 77 points adrift of Vettel and standing in the last-chance saloon when it comes to his championship chances, said: "In competitiveness, we are not in the position we wanted.
Marco Loughran (100m backstroke), Chris Walker-Hebborn (100m & 200m backstroke) and Steph Proud (200m backstroke) also made it through at what was the last-chance saloon.
KEVIN Mitchell admits he will be in the last-chance saloon when he takes on John Murray at Liverpool's Echo Arena tonight.
"Now we have two home games in March that will be the last-chance saloon," he said.
"We actually wrote to him last week explaining that he was in the last-chance saloon. A few things have happened in the last few days which have led to him being sent home.
CRAIG WARLOW has fired an early warning shot at his old club Llanelli ahead of Bridgend's "last-chance saloon" quarter-final clash at Stradey Park.
STEPHEN MAGUIRE faces a last-chance saloon for an automatic World Championship spot this week.