Meaning of last-ditch

last-ditch

Pronunciation: (last'ditch', läst'-), [key]
— adj.
  1. done finally in desperation to avoid defeat, failure, disaster, etc.: a last-ditch attempt to avert war.
  2. fought with every resource at one's command: a last-ditch battle for the pennant.
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