Last-Ditch (effort, attempt)

Meaning of the Idiom ‘Last-Ditch’ A last-ditch effort or attempt is a final desperate attempt to achieve something before giving up for good or ultimately failing. See also the last resort. Examples Of Use “In the final seconds of the game, Jordan made a last ditch effort to score from half-court.” “In a last-ditch attempt to … Read more

Dull As Dishwater (or Ditchwater)

Meaning of Idiom ‘Dull as Dishwater’ To be as dull as dishwater (or ditchwater) is to be extremely boring and tedious. Usage Dishwater is the more common usage today but both dishwater and ditchwater can be used interchangeably in the idiom. Examples Of Use “The Professor’s lecture was as dull as dishwater.” “I don’t know … Read more