He was kicked out of two high schools, before finally enrolling in a third, a “last-ditch” school for problem students.
Flynn's dive into the MCP turns into a last-ditch effort to get back into the world of actual human beings… and it works.
Put aside the last-ditch defense of the Bush tax rates for the few.
And that is why Roper is running for president in 2012, which he called a “last-ditch election year” for America.
Murkowski will decide by Friday whether to mount a write-in campaign in a last-ditch bid to hold on to her seat.
As with the sixth and seventh resolves, this last-ditch effort made no difference.
He's been the people's Golden Boy, their last-ditch hope for peace.
They were, however, potentially so capable of making things worse that they would not be tried save as last-ditch measures.
The valorous retreat of the French and their last-ditch stand on the Marne compelled admiration.
All those dying, suffering, last-ditch men lying around, and the two worn-out doctors hurrying among 'em—they didn't care.
"on the last line of defense," 1715, attributed to William of Orange; if so, originally in a Dutch context.
We have no space to enter into the detail of the heroic struggle maintained by the young stadtholder and his faithful Dutchmen; how they laid their country under water, and successfully kept the powerful invader at bay. Once the contest seemed utterly hopeless. William was advised to compromise the matter, and yield up Holland as the conquest of Louis XIV. "No," replied he; "I mean to die in the last ditch." A speech alone sufficient to render his memory immortal. [Agnes Strickland, "Lives of the Queens of England," London, 1847]
Ultimate; final and heroic: They pumped themselves up for a last-ditch effort
[1940s+; fr earlier last-ditcher, ultimately fr die in the last ditch, ''die at the last defense line,'' found by 1715 and attributed to William of Orange]