last word, the

,last `word, the noun
1. ) the last thing said in an argument:
have the last word: My sister always has to have the last word.
2. ) information that everyone considers to be the best:
last word, the on: The book is hardly the last word on the subject.
3. ) the right to make a decision that everyone must obey:
have the last word on something: The finance committee has the last word on what we spend.
4. ) the newest and best type of something:
last word, the in: The company's newest cruise liners are the last word in luxury at sea.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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