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EtymologyEdit

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.

NounEdit

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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