last hurrah

/last həˈra/ (say lahst huh'rah)

a final achievement at the end of a career.
{from the novel The Last Hurrah (1956) by US author Edwin O'Connor, which tells of the final campaign of an Irish-American politician}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • last hurrah — If an elderly person does something special before they die, it is a last hurrah …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • last hurrah — last′ hurrah′ n. 1) cvb a politician s final campaign 2) cvb any final attempt, competition, performance, success, or the like • Etymology: from The Last Hurrah, a novel (1956) by U.S. author Edwin O Connor (1918–68) …   From formal English to slang

  • last hurrah — last hur rah n [C usually singular] AmE a final effort, event etc at the end of a long period of work, a life etc ▪ He s made it clear that this Olympics, his third, will be his last hurrah …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • last hurrah — last hur rah noun count usually singular AMERICAN a final effort, performance, appearance, event, etc., at the end of someone s career: His election to the council was seen as his last hurrah …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • last hurrah — last big event for an old person    Frank is planning one more TV concert his last hurrah …   English idioms

  • last hurrah — ☆ last hurrah n. a final attempt or appearance, as in politics …   English World dictionary

  • last hurrah — N COUNT: usu sing Someone s last hurrah is the last occasion on which they do something, especially at the end of their career. I haven t even begun to think about quitting, or having a last hurrah, or allowing my career to wind down …   English dictionary

  • last hurrah — noun Etymology: from The Last Hurrah (1956) by Edwin O Connor died 1968 American novelist Date: 1966 a final often valedictory effort, production, or appearance < his unsuccessful Senate run was his last hurrah R. W. Daly > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • last hurrah — 1. a politician s final campaign. 2. any final attempt, competition, performance, success, or the like: his last hurrah as a college football star. [from The Last Hurrah, a novel (1956) by U.S. author Edwin O Connor (1918 68)] * * * …   Universalium

  • last hurrah — noun a final performance or effort (especially before retirement) • Syn: ↑swan song • Hypernyms: ↑performance * * * noun, pl ⋯ rahs [count] : a last effort, production, or appearance The movie was his last hurrah. [=it was the last movie that he… …   Useful english dictionary

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