Related formslast-ditch·er, noun
Examples from the Web for last-ditch
Her husband, Ethan (Mark Duplass), books them a vacation retreat in a last-ditch effort to repair their relationship.Is Elisabeth Moss the One 'True Detective' Loves? She Doesn't Deny It.|Melissa Leon|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For women spending upwards of $10,000 in a last-ditch effort to have a baby, such a reduction in chances can be devastating.
Both are last-ditch measures to disrupt a missile engagement, not to prevent tracking.New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Hide From Russian Radar|Bill Sweetman|April 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
First, that the regime might use them against rebels or civilians in a last-ditch act of desperation.
Put aside the last-ditch defense of the Bush tax rates for the few.Robert Shrum: Obama Won Election & Will Win Again on Fiscal Cliff|Robert Shrum|December 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The valorous retreat of the French and their last-ditch stand on the Marne compelled admiration.Woodrow Wilson and the World War|Charles Seymour
He's been the people's Golden Boy, their last-ditch hope for peace.Bear Trap|Alan Edward Nourse
All those dying, suffering, last-ditch men lying around, and the two worn-out doctors hurrying among 'em—they didn't care.Short Stories of Various Types|Various
They were, however, potentially so capable of making things worse that they would not be tried save as last-ditch measures.The Vortex Blaster|Edward Elmer Smith
As with the sixth and seventh resolves, this last-ditch effort made no difference.The Road to Independence: Virginia 1763-1783|Virginia State Dept. of Education