last fling

A final enjoyment of freedom. For example, He's planning to have one last fling before joining the army. This expression employs fling in the sense of “a brief period of indulging one's impulses,” a usage dating from the first half of the 1800s.

Words Nearby last fling

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How to use last fling in a sentence

  • It was the call of freedom to the male who is soon to be shackled, to have one last fling.

    Polly and Eleanor | Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • So our cup of tea was a bit bitter, and as a last fling she said my muffins were soggy and she would send me her mother's receipt.

    The Measure of a Man | Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • Nickols said it would be his last fling at the old town and he proposed to leave his mark on its mossy sides.

    The Heart's Kingdom | Maria Thompson Daviess
  • At last Hermas for the second time hit the palm-tree, while Paulus had failed to reach even the mound with his last fling.

    Homo Sum, Complete | Georg Ebers
  • Knowing that they were to be sent to school, they were having their last fling at life untrammeled.

    Our Next-Door Neighbors | Belle Kanaris Maniates