Definition of Last hurrah

1. Noun. A final performance or effort (especially before retirement).

Exact synonyms: Swan Song
Generic synonyms: Performance

Definition of Last hurrah

1. Noun. A final act (by a politician etc.) or performance (by an actor etc.) that marks the end of a career ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Last Hurrah

last burst of fire
last bursts of fire
last but not least
last ditch
last eight
last four
last gasp
last half
last hurrah (current term)
last in first out
last laugh
last meal
last mentioned
last mile
last minute
last name
last names
last night
last not least
last of the big spenders
last orders
last out
last post

Literary usage of Last hurrah

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The City: Urban Communities and Their Problems by Alan S. Berger (1978)
"Boston: Allyn & Bacon, Inc. O'Connor, Edwin 1956 The last hurrah. ... Edwin O'Connor in The last hurrah (1956), Len O'Connor in Clout (1975), ..."

2. Alliance Adrift by Yoichi Funabashi (1999)
"[That was] the last hurrah [for Mickey Kantor]. And I think it was not only the last hurrah, I don't think it went very well then."89 Did the Nye Initiative ..."

3. The Life of the Baroness Von Marenholtz-Bülow, by Bertha Bülow-Wendhausen (1901)
"With the last hurrah, the straw was set on fire and old and young took hands in a large double circle and we sprang round the fire until the last spark had ..."

4. Once a Week by Eneas Sweetland Dallas (1860)
"... and Hey for the open country. We pass the phaeton with the Jewish ladies—it is to be hoped for the last tune—and here are the Downs at last. Hurrah ! ..."

5. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, John Morley, Mowbray Morris, George Grove (1865)
"What will bo the end of it 1 Where shall we find ourselves at last ? Hurrah for the cool, brisk South ; and good-bye to these hot, melancholy forests. ..."

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