the last person


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the last person

Someone who is not the ideal or preferred choice for a particular task or situation. Because my mother tends to overreact, she is the last person I would call in an emergency. Todd's the last person I'd ask to solve this budget issue—he's worse at math than I am!
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President Duterte is the last person in the world to ask for mercy for Mary Jane Veloso in the drug case, because he believes the drug traffickers and users should be condemned to death or killed,' he added.
I believe Jesse Matthew was the last person she was seen with before she vanished off the face of the Earth because it's been a week and we can't find her,'' Charlottesville police Chief Timothy Longo said.
Melanie, 45, said it was established at the inquest that the last person he spoke to was his producer after he felt too unwell to do his show.
Det Sgt Jed Ferguson, from St Anne Street CID, said: "This man is the last person known to have spoken with the victim between him leaving the bar at 12.
It is thought theirs was an amicable break-up, but it seems the last person Vanessa Hudgens wants to talk about right now is her ex, Zac Efron.
The last person to touch the ball was Jeffren, who spun Bojan's low cross into the net.
David Thynne was the last person shot by police firearms officers in Birmingham.
4 : most unlikely <You're the last person I thought I'd see.
you, as how I see you, if I am the last person to see you, might feel
A DIRECT descendant of the last person to be executed in Coventry will be in the city later this month.
Hanna was the last person to speak to the teenagers before they drowned in the lake; and Will was the one to discover the body of the dead girl hours later.
She was the last person to see auction house owner Roger Crispin alive when she brought him a cup of tea in the balcony.
Two or more people or groups possessing the object--add the apostrophe (+ s if necessary) to the last person or group.
As Ishizuka was preparing the installation in Shanghai, Yang Huanyi, the last person with genuine knowledge of Nushu, passed away, on September 20.