Last-Ditch Effort

Welcome to English in a minute!When you listen to American English,you might hear this:Last-Ditch effort.Let’s find out what it means.Listen:Did you watch that basketball game Last night? Yeah,that shot at the end of the game was a real last-ditch effort to try and win.But it’s hard to make the basket from that far away!Too bad he didn’t make it.He could’ve won the game for the team.A Last-ditch effort is a final attempt to succeed at something.It is a difficult thing to do.It may or may not work.In our example,the basketball player’s last-ditch effort to make a basket did not work,and his team lost the game.And that’s English in a minute!

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