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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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References in classic literature ?
Her eyes brightened, as they looked into his face and saw the decision there already, with the double penetration of her womanhood and her love.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision, to the releasing of a trigger.
However, the decision which you have just read is unalterable, and I am about to announce it to Bwikov himself, who in any case has pressed me for a speedy reply, owing to the fact (so he says) that his business will not wait nor allow him to remain here longer, and that therefore, no trifle must be allowed to stand in its way.
There is a quiet decision in his reply which admits of no remonstrance.
Jinjur spoke these words with an eagerness and decision that proved she was in earnest.
Von Horn during this time continued to urge upon Virginia the necessity for a prompt and favorable decision in the matter of his proposal; but when it came time to face the issue squarely the girl found it impossible to accede to his request--she thought that she loved him, but somehow she dared not say the word that would make her his for life.
His friendship and liking for the girl were potent factors in urging him toward an affirmative decision.
He remembered the parable of the unjust judge, and though he had previously felt sure that he ought to refuse, he now began to hesitate and, having hesitated, took to prayer and prayed until a decision formed itself in his soul.
In mercy to Me, I implore you to reconsider your decision.
They agreed to appoint Momus as judge, and to abide by his decision.
After a good deal of fruitless argument the question was referred for decision to a passing Coyote, who was a bit of a demagogue and desirous to stand well with both.
 "Your prompt decision to attack," said Genera Grant on a certain
The result, however, of this decision was to create a rivalry entirely without precedent between the different towns of these two States.
my dear Glaucon, I said, how energetically you polish them up for the decision, first one and then the other, as if they were two statues.
The beating of the heart, on the other hand, is involuntary: we can neither cause it nor prevent it by any decision of our own, except indirectly, as e.