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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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A friend added: "If Twink was the last person to speak to Gerry she would have been asked to give evidence at his inquest.
A friend of schoolgirl Milly Dowler was the last person to see her alive before she was snatched off the street and murdered, a court has heard.
THE quietly-spoken Ieuan Wyn Jones is the last person in Wales I could picture skating along while munching on a pasty and flicking the bird at a passer-by.
The last person to touch the ball was Jeffren, who spun Bojan's low cross into the net.
Experienced firefighter Mr Stephens was the last person to speak to his son and his three colleagues before they entered the burning building.
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
The comedian and TV host, who first found fame with his outrageous Lily Savage alter-ego, said: "I'm the last person, I'd have thought, who would be given an MBE.
Remember, it's not good to be the last person standing when the music stops playing.
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.