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abide by a decision

To accept, follow, and comply with a decision, especially that which is handed down by a judge. Though it stings my dignity, I have to abide by the court's decision to not allow me to drive a car for the next 12 months.
See also: abide, decision

landmark decision

A legal decision that sets a precedent for how similar cases are to be resolved in the future. Review that landmark decision—it should help us to build our case.
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make a decision

To decide; to choose something. What do you want for dinner? I need you to make a decision so that I can start cooking.
See also: decision, make

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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arrive at a decision

 and reach a decision
to make a decision; decide. Have you arrived at a decision yet? We will reach a decision tomorrow.
See also: arrive, decision

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.
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References in classic literature ?
Then the officer evidently reconsidered his decision, and resumed his downward course.
This decision, on being made known, utterly crushed the Texan deputies.
The sort of case I am thinking of is decision after deliberation.
I must think it over, come to a decision, and put it out of my mind," he said aloud.
I always come to a decision,' said Bounderby, tossing his hat on:
I have given you my decision, and I have got no more to say.
He had wound a red handkerchief round his cloth cap to give it the air of a turban, and his red comforter across his breast as a scarf,--an amount of red which, with the tremendous frown on his brow, and the decision with which he grasped the sword, as he held it with its point resting on the ground, would suffice to convey an approximate idea of his fierce and bloodthirsty disposition.
Staff members often state what they would do, while at the same time advising proxy decision makers that they have to make decisions based on what they think is right.
To promote effective decision making in the counseling process, rehabilitation professionals may benefit from understanding the basics of the neuro-cognitive mechanics of decision making.
This paper explains how perceptions of hierarchy in decision making are related to beliefs about influence over change and implementation decisions in Piedmont.
Cognitive decision-making skills are essential for establishing and meeting goals, planning careers, exploring/investigating career choices, making decisions about the future, and establishing objectives and activities.
Delaying may also provide an opportunity to discover changes in the environment surrounding the decision problem, which alters the original probability distribution with some events becoming more likely and other events less likely, or to improve the accuracy of estimated consequences or payoffs.
In contrast, focusing on world-class decision support capabilities yields the changes required to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley and much more effectively positions companies for long-term profit improvement.
People long thought, and often used as the basis for training, that expert decision making involved a thorough consideration of the alternative courses of action and careful evaluation of the pros and cons to identify an optimum decision.
A chief criticism of the binding Early Decision process had been that it prevented students from seeking a better financial aid package.