as a last resort
as a last resort
as the last choice; if everything else fails. •

Call me at home only as a last resort.

As a last resort, the doctor will perform surgery.

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{adv. phr.} In lieu of better things; lacking better solutions. * /"We'll sleep in our sleeping bags as a last resort," John said, "since all the motels are full."/

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • as a last resort — {adv. phr.} In lieu of better things; lacking better solutions. * / We ll sleep in our sleeping bags as a last resort, John said, since all the motels are full. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • as\ a\ last\ resort — • as a last resort • in the last resort adv. phr. In lieu of better things; lacking better solutions. We ll sleep in our sleeping bags as a last resort, John said, since all the motels are full …   Словарь американских идиом

  • (as) a last resort — phrase used for saying that you will do something only after trying everything else to solve a problem The government will impose a state of emergency only as a last resort. Thesaurus: final and at the endsynonym after another event or… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • as a last resort — see resort …   Useful english dictionary

  • as a last resort — the only real or remaining answer or possibility when every factor or possibility has been examined, considered or tried …   Idioms and examples

  • as a final resort — ► as a first (or last or final) resort before anything else is attempted (or when all else has failed). Main Entry: ↑resort …   English terms dictionary

  • as a first resort — ► as a first (or last or final) resort before anything else is attempted (or when all else has failed). Main Entry: ↑resort …   English terms dictionary

  • as a first resort — as a first (or last or final) resort before anything else is attempted (or when all else has failed) …   Useful english dictionary

  • as a last/final resort — ► as a first (or last or final) resort before anything else is attempted (or when all else has failed). Main Entry: ↑resort …   English terms dictionary

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