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get the last dance

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get the last dance

verb phrase

To be the winner in the end; triumph finally: But Dorsey got the last dance, telling jurors Mary had ''died a noble death''

[1970s+; fr the awarding by the belle of the last dance at the ball to the favored suitor]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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