be the last (person) to (do something)

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be the last (person) to (do something)

To be very unlikely or unwilling to do something. You know I'd be the last to question your judgment, but perhaps you should get some outside help for this. I thought she'd be the last person to go for such a strange plan, so I was shocked when she agreed so quickly.
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be the last person (to do something)

to be the most unlikely person of whom one could think in a particular situation; to be the most unlikely person to do something. (Also literal.) Mary is the last person you should ask to chair the meeting—she's so shy.
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References in classic literature ?
Negatively, at least, I may be allowed to say, that had I been sensible of any great demerit in the work, you are the last person to whose protection I would have ventured to recommend it.
Fogg was the last person to whom to apply for the information.
The follow touched his hat with a grin, expecting something for his pains; but, the old gentleman, eyeing him with an expression of dislike, look anxiously round, as if he contemplated running away himself: which it is very possible he might have attempted to do, and thus have afforded another chase, had not a police officer (who is generally the last person to arrive in such cases) at that moment made his way through the crowd, and seized Oliver by the collar.
I should have thought I was the last person to be unsympathetic to -- to aspirations of that kind.
Edcel Lagman on Tuesday said President Rodrigo Duterte is the last person to have the moral ground in appealing for mercy for Filipina convicted drug courier Mary Jane Veloso, who is on temporary reprieve from death row in Indonesia.
In 1727 Janet Horne had the misfortune of being the last person to be executed for witchcraft in what is now the United Kingdom.
Name the last person to beat Rafael Nadal at the French Open?
ANGRY Melanie Verwoerd last night told Twink: There is NO WAY you were the last person to speak to Gerry Ryan.
It was thought the last person to see the 12-year-old was her grandmother's partner Stuart Hazell, to whom she shouted she would be "back by six".
I would also like to know who was the last person to be hanged in Durham and what crime they committed.
The last person to be conscripted was a Pte Turner and the last person to be demobbed was Lt Vaughan in 1963.
The last person to touch the ball was Jeffren, who spun Bojan's low cross into the net.
you, as how I see you, if I am the last person to see you, might feel
The Welsh Prince, who led a revolt against the English between 1400 and 1409, was the last person to claim the title of independent Prince of Wales.