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of something done as a final recourse (especially to prevent a crisis or disaster)

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A plan by guitarist the Edge to build a cluster of mansions on a ridgeline above Malibu appears dead, after California's highest court declined to consider his last-ditch appeal.
According to a spokesperson at small shopkeepers' union Povek, which is backing them, in the meeting the shopkeepers concluded that a last-ditch effort to meet with representatives from the city council was necessary and that they would do so as soon as possible.
"The only option is to make a last-ditch attempt - to continue this effort and continue our work for a few more days," Azevedo told the WTO Trade Negotiations Committee as the official target date expired.
Ronald Reagan issued a last-ditch appeal to Margaret Thatcher to abandon her campaign to retake the Falklands and to hand over the islands to international peacekeepers.
US celebrities weighed in on the race for the White House on election eve Monday, endorsing their favorite candidates on Twitter or making last-ditch pleas for their followers to get out and vote.
The company also offers a 'last-ditch' voice transmission capability with the new software update.
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Wenger meets Samir Nasri today in a last-ditch effort to persuade him to sign a new contract.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei stressed on Wednesday that arrogant powers feel helpless in their confrontation against the worldwide Muslim movement and resort to every action in a last-ditch effort.
Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama said Thursday he is making last-ditch efforts to decide by the end of this month on a relocation site for a U.S.
He said senior Conservative politicians have spoken out against the European Arrest Warrant and he made an unsuccessful last-ditch appeal for their help.
Tyne Bridge MP David Clelland claims BAE Systems lost the pounds 1bn bid to make a new light tank for the army after coming up with a last-ditch effort to create 400 posts "out of the blue".
The union revealed plans to ballot its 12,000 cabin crew members on an offer from BA but any hopes of a last-ditch reprieve for travellers were scuppered when the airline said the offer was no longer on the table.
The group, lead by the UK, was more than enough to counter pressure from Euro-MPs as a last-ditch negotiation got under way in Brussels.