eleventh-hour decision

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eleventh-hour decision

A decision made at the last possible moment or opportunity. I was shocked that they reached an eleventh-hour decision after weeks of squabbling.
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eleventh-hour decision

Fig. a decision made very late in a process, or at the last possible moment. Eleventh-hour decisions are seldom satisfactory. The president's eleventh-hour decision was made in a great hurry, but it turned out to be correct.
See also: decision
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But fee opponents object to the councils' 11th-hour decisions, which were prompted by word that the Legislature may move to restrict such efforts by cities, Heitzman said.
Poor planning, bad 11th-hour decisions and a desire to boost downtown's flagging real estate fortunes all helped fuel the escalation, say real estate experts and city officials.