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be (one's) last resort

To be the only remaining option may help one or be of any use after all other options have been exhausted. I didn't really want to ask Mr. Stadler to write my college recommendation, but he's my last resort at this point.
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last resort

The only remaining option that may help one or be of any use after all other options have been exhausted. I didn't really want to ask Mr. Stadler to write my college recommendation, but he's my last resort at this point.
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as a last resort

As a final option, usually when preferable ones have failed. We will only pursue suspension as a last resort, so please improve your behavior in class. For now, I'm praying that the weather improves. I'm only going to cancel my flight as a last resort.
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in the last resort

1. Ultimately; regardless of what happens or is the case. Even when you are at your wits end with your children, never forget to tell them that you love them in the last resort. It may feel like all our control is with the politicians in Washington, but, in the last resort, the power to elect these officials is in our hands.
2. As the most drastic possible action. Many fear that the president will, in the last resort, authorize a preemptive nuclear strike against the hostile foreign nation.
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as a last resort

as the last choice; if everything else fails. Call me at home only as a last resort. As a last resort, the doctor will perform surgery.
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resort to something

to turn to something that is not the first choice. I hope they don't resort to a lawsuit to accomplish their goals. She will resort to anything to get her way.
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last resort

A final expedient or recourse to achieve some end or settle a difficulty. For example, If you don't improve, we'll try this new medication as a last resort. This term originally referred to a court of law from which there was no appeal. [Late 1600s]
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in the last resort

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COMMON You use in the last resort when stating the most basic or important fact that will still be true in a situation whatever else happens. They would in the last resort support their friends whatever they did. He was aware that, in the last resort, their authority depended on the control they had over the King.
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in the last resort

whatever else happens or is the case; ultimately.
1991 John Caldwell Oxford History of English Music In the last resort it was only Italian singers who could command the attention of the public in a large theatre.
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(as) a last reˈsort

a thing you decide to do when everything else has failed: Nobody wanted to lend me the money. As a last resort I asked my brother-in-law, and luckily he was able to help me.
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resort to

v.
To adopt some less desirable course of action due to difficult circumstances; have recourse to something: When the electricity went out, we resorted to heating water in the fireplace.
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A concluding chapter does a fine job of juxtaposing nineteenth-century resorts with their twentieth-century counterparts, tracing the developments in leisure and amusement he chronicles to their present incarnations.
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Joe Schott brings a proven combination of talent, experience and leadership -- demonstrated time and again in a variety of key roles at the Walt Disney World Resort," said Rasulo.
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