last resort

last resort (plural last resorts)

  1. (idiomatic) The only remaining, often least-desirable, option when all others have been excluded.
    I wouldn't recommend doing surgery on yourself, unless it is a last resort.
  • French: dernier recours
  • German: letztes Mittel, letzter Ausweg
  • Italian: ultima risorsa, ultima spiaggia
  • Portuguese: último/derradeiro recurso, última instância
  • Russian: после́дняя наде́жда
  • Spanish: ultima esperanza, unica forma, último recurso, última instancia
  • last refuge

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