swan song

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A final performance or accomplishment, especially one before retirement.

Etymology:

  • Calque of German Schwanenlied or Schwanengesang; from the belief that the mute swan sings before dying.
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Submitted on September 01, 2009

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Swan SongA last performance or last words by a singer, writer, actor etc., a last action by someone
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