very last

very last

Fig. the end; an absolute end of something. At the very last of the movie, the hero gets killed. Bill stayed at the party until the very last.
See also: last, very
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No, I want to live; I shall struggle to the very last; I will yet win back the happiness of which I have been deprived.
"These federal employees, 100 percent of whom just got fired, stayed until the very last second of the life of their agency--just to turn out all of the work that they possibly could for those employers who just fired them," he noted with pride.
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