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somebody’s/something’s last gasp

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsomebody’s/something’s last gaspsomebody’s/something’s last gaspDIEthe time when someone is about to die, or when something is about to stop happening or existing the last gasp of an industry in decline gasp
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somebody’s/something’s last gaspThis cold spell appears to be winter's last gasp for the year.But it also was the last gasp for a team on the slide.Large-scale, publicly-owned enterprises will breathe their last gasp and wither away well before the state which spawned them.Sometimes even negative change is interpreted as merely the last gasp of the resistant old order.That is the way to add people on their last gasp to the repossessed list, not reduce it.This is the last gasp of the Romantic revolution that Beethoven instigated.Whether it is a rebirth or a last gasp remains to be seen.
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