the last word

the last word
UK / US 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
the last word 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
the last word in:

The company's newest cruise liners are the last word in luxury at sea.

English dictionary. 2014.

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