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the very last

Meaning: The very last of something is the final remaining quantity just before it runs out.

For example:

  • We were lucky enough to get the very last of the tickets to the concert. After we got ours, there were none left.

  • I promise this one is the very last. I'm giving up cigarettes after this one.

Quick Quiz:

We won't know who's won the election until we've counted the very last of the votes. This is because the result of the election
  1. is very close
  2. is very late
  3. is very important

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