last burst of fire

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last burst of fire (plural last bursts of fire)

  1. (idiomatic) A final effort, a final attempt before stopping.
    • 2005 CE
      [...] in a last burst of fire, striking out at "soft" targets, like [the] stock market, power utilities, or communications centres.
    • 2006 CE: J.D. Tuccille, Full Automatic Tuccille : Full Automatic (Google archive)
      And that's what my column is -- a futile last burst of fire at the rising tide of busybodies and mediocrity.
    • 2006 CE Kloudiia's Kit.
      And it usually is the last burst of fire - if you still ignore this call, then be prepared to bear with the consequences [...]
    • 2006 CE. [1]
      It's the final stretch! Give it the last burst of fire. I must really salute each one of you especially all the WTR. It was physically and mentally draining, but all of you have overcome fatigue and have done extremely well.
    • 2006 CE. [2]
      Getting ready for my last burst of fire for the project during the next 2 weeks. After that I will take my much needed rest.