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last minute

[min-it] /ˈmɪn ɪt/
noun
1.
the time just preceding a deadline or when some decisive action must be taken.
Origin of last minute
1915-1920
1915-20
Related forms
last-minute, adjective
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  • It is only the last minute or so that one has noticed it—a low, ceaseless pulsation.

    Letters from France C. E. W. Bean
  • Either she had her ticket or she was depending on the last minute for getting it.

    The Prisoner Alice Brown
  • Four people gave out at the last minute, and there will be just Alice and myself.

    Mr. Crewe's Career, Complete Winston Churchill
  • To the last minute of the twenty days the Whigs were patient.

    The Siege of Boston Allen French
  • And if it comes out at the last minute, it will be bad for Randall, thought Tom.

    For the Honor of Randall Lester Chadwick

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