A final expedient or recourse to achieve some end or settle a difficulty. For example, If you don't improve, we'll try this new medication as a last resort. This term originally referred to a court of law from which there was no appeal. [Late 1600s]
BECOME A PRO CHEF WITH THIS EXQUISITE CUISINE QUIZ!
Words nearby last resort
Example sentences from the Web for last resort
From her bed she gave her orders—desperate, last-resort orders to a defeated garrison.Home Fires in France|Dorothy Canfield
That is the last resort, as it robs us of our only safeguard against meteorites, but this is the time for last-resort measures.The Skylark of Space|Edward Elmer Smith and Lee Hawkins Garby
The contortions of the trainmaster's homely features indicated an inward struggle of the last-resort nature.The Taming of Red Butte Western|Francis Lynde