Dead-last Definition


(idiomatic) Finishing in last place in a competition or (in sports) the standings, often by a considerable margin to the next-to-last-place finisher or after an exceptionally poor showing or season.

That high school football team was bad, man! They only scored 18 points all year and gave up more than 400 points, and finished at the bottom of every statistical category. Didn't even have anyone make honorable mention all-conference. Wow! No wonder they were dead last in the league.

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