Synonyms for last-ditch
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LAST-DITCH
He's been the people's Golden Boy, their last-ditch hope for peace.
The valorous retreat of the French and their last-ditch stand on the Marne compelled admiration.
I knew then that he had already bought forty thousand, and that this was the last-ditch stand.
All those dying, suffering, last-ditch men lying around, and the two worn-out doctors hurrying among 'em—they didn't care.
They were, however, potentially so capable of making things worse that they would not be tried save as last-ditch measures.
As with the sixth and seventh resolves, this last-ditch effort made no difference.
"on the last line of defense," 1715, attributed to William of Orange; if so, originally in a Dutch context.