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last hurrah (last hoo-rah) noun

A final appearance or effort, especially at the end of a career.

[After The Last Hurrah, a novel by American writer Edwin O'Connor (1918-1968).]

"Years from now, how many thousands of fans, scores of thousands, will claim to have been at Maple Leaf Gardens on the evening of Feb. 13, 1999, for the last hurrah, the final farewell?" Rosie DiManno, Fans weep as hockey era ends, The Toronto Star, 14 Feb 1999.

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