last chance saloon

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Etymology[edit]

From the name of a former type of bar in the United States that offered customers the final opportunity to drink alcohol before passing into an area where alcohol was prohibited.

Noun[edit]

last chance saloon

  1. A place that one is figuratively said to inhabit when facing an imminent calamity with limited or diminishing remaining opportunities to avoid it.
    Unless we find a million pounds by Monday, the company will go bust. We really are in the last chance saloon.

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