to the last

To the end, especially to the end of one's life. For example, The defenders held out to the last but the bombs finished them. [c. 1600]


Nearby words

  1. to the ends of the earth,
  2. to the fore,
  3. to the full,
  4. to the good,
  5. to the hilt,
  6. to the letter,
  7. to the life,
  8. to the lighthouse,
  9. to the manner born,
  10. to the nines

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