Labour of Love :
A labour of love is a project or task undertaking for the interest or pleasure in doing it rather than the reward, financial or otherwise.
Laid Up With :
Lame Duck :
If something or someone is a lame duck, they are in trouble.
Land of Nod :
If someone has gone to the land of nod, they have fallen asleep or gone to bed.
Landslide Victory :
A landslide victory is a victory in an election by a very large margin.
Lap Dog :
A lap dog is a person who is eager to please another at the expense of his or her own needs in order to maintain a position of privilege or favour.
Lap of The Gods :
If something is in the lap of the gods, it is beyond our control and fate will decide the outcome.
Larger Than Life :
If something is excessive or exaggerated, it is lager than life.
Last Hurrah :
If an elderly person does something special before they die, it is a last hurrah.
Last Laugh :
The person who has the last laugh ends up with the advantage in a situation after some setbacks.
Last Straw :
Addition that makes something no longer tolerable
I fear the new taxes may prove the last straw and break the back of the poor. The last straw is the final problem that makes someone lose their temper or the problem that finally brought about the collapse of something. It comes from an Arabic story where a camel was loaded with straw until a single straw placed on the rest of the loaded with straw until a single straw placed on the rest of the lad broke its back.
A last-ditch attempt is a desperate attempt that will probably fail anyway.
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