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last minute

[min-it] /ˈmɪn ɪt/
the time just preceding a deadline or when some decisive action must be taken.
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last-minute, adjective Unabridged
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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
  • The platform was thick with people rushing to find their cars at the last minute.

    Tutors' Lane Wilmarth Lewis
  • Four people gave out at the last minute, and there will be just Alice and myself.

    Mr. Crewe's Career, Complete Winston Churchill
  • Amschel Mayer said, "Certainly a last minute chat can't harm."

    Adaptation Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • 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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